Torch firing is a perfect way to fire enamels for those with limited space and can’t afford the high cost of a kiln.
This 24 minute instructional video is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counter enamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to “draw” a design.
A DVD using a rare and beautiful technique that Chris Hierholzer has developed using sgraffito with fine gold foil using a torch to fire instead of a kiln. the enamel is wet packed. it has lots of instructional and easy to read text and limited audio with optional torch set ups at the end.
He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels. Chris is generously donating all his profits from this DVD sales to The Ganoksin Project!
Chris Hierholzer has been involved in metals for 50 years, in foundries, welding shops, and jewelry. He is fascinated with the process and its constantly changing creative aspects. He started creating enamels during the 1980’s and during that time he was part time assistant to William Harper.