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    ** Waves hands*
    I'm a PMC'er (well more ACS really) too
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    Talking pmc novice pulls one out of the bag!!

    I have looked at both your websites and I quake in the presence of both of you!! I could learn a great deal from you both...prepare to have your brains picked!!...
    Having said that - I have excelled myself this morning...inbetween checking the new posts of course!
    I have done a stonker of a ring...but it is in the tumbler at the moment...you will have to wait to see it! I'll go have a peek in a minute and see if it will photograph well!!
    Barbara

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    Default This morning's enamel experiment...whoop - whoop!!



    Here it is - what do you think?

    I really need someone to tell me how to photograph rings - I have only ever done one that worked out well and that has pride of place on my website!! It is really hard to photgraph 'flat' ones!! I improvised a bit by sticking it on top of a decanter stopper!!

    It looks lovely on - even with my fat fingers!!

    It is the first bit of proper enamelling I have done since a unit in my HND in 2006 so I am really pleased with it. And it is so beautiful to do it on fine silver...it comes out of the kiln looking so beautiful! Shiny silver...not a blackened thing that needs slaving over to reveal the silver again!! How could anyone not want to work with fine silver????? I am in love!!
    Barbara

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    WOW ... the ring is beautiful

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    Gorgeous! I was just about to make a comment on the other thread that resins would make the "craters" pop. Enamel is even better!!
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    It's brilliant - i love it!
    Why don't i have a kiln! *looks around room to find some space to put one* how big are they anyway?

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    Talking Beams with pride!!

    Thanks Julie, Nic and Alexandra...I am rather pleased (Beam!!)
    My kiln is my baby!! It is teeny tiny at only 22cmx22cmx27cm and it has a teeny tiny firing chamber - something like 7cmx7cmx11cm - so I don't think I could ever do bronzclay in it..but it fits in with my activities beautifully - mainly because you can programme in different firing temperatures and schedules. It is a Prometheus kiln and it came from the Art Clay Silver shop as it was super cheap there...not that I like ACS - I far prefer PMC...horses for courses and all that!! If you wanted to do bronzclay and glass and such like I think people go for the Paragon kilns - but you might need a second mortgage for that!!!
    Barbara

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    I'm greedy as technically I have two kilns
    One is a paragon SC2 which will comfortably fit on top of a small filing cabinet and is great for almost everything
    (glass slumping, dichroic, enamels and of course silver clay, bronze clay & copper clay!)
    The other is an Ultralight Kiln, it's the size of a saucepan and very useful for small scale work and individual pieces
    (also perfect for Keum Boo)

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    Ok so I found a Prometheus kiln for 325 - does that sound about the price you paid?
    *sits and ponders*

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    Default Yep! about right.

    Hmmmm - I think it was around the 300 mark but that was a couple of years ago....I got it on a wave of euphoria at having passed my HND with Distinction!!

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