As I shared in earlier posts, I bought a kiln a few months ago...a Paragon Caldera. My original intent with that purchase was to become proficient in base metal clay. At the time, the retailer offered an enameling collar (a kiln segment with a small door to attach to the basic kiln) but I didn't get it due to lack of funds. Fast forward...my sweet hubby asked me what I wanted for my birthday!
Well, I decided I would break it in by enameling some copper shapes I had already been playing with...I've been working on a pin, a sugar skull, and just had a round copper disc...
They all still have fire scale and need to be pickled. They needed to be cleaner...the enamel didn't stick in some places and I may have overfired!
It is all a learning process, though! Keep following my journey as I work on this and more with my kiln!