Enamel supplies from Rings & Things make enameling easy! High quality 80-mesh lead-free Thompson enamels are for copper, gold, low-carbon steel, fine silver, fired copper clay and fine-silver clay. This medium-temperature vitreous enamel can be kiln fired or torch fired at temperatures from 1,400°-1,500°F (760°-815°C). See main enameling supplies page for brief enameling how-to.
The 41-page workbook from the creators of Thompson enamels is filled with valuable tips, techniques and technical reference material covering a wide variety of enamels, metals, and methods.
Eye protection and a fine-particulate mask are recommended when working with enamels.
Wash hands thoroughly when done, and avoid rubbing your eyes.
If working regularly with enamels, we suggest protective gloves to prevent irritation from small glass particles.
Prepare a fireproof work area, and remove clutter.
A fire extinguisher nearby and good ventilation are important.
Consider wearing a shop apron, closed-toe shoes and natural fiber clothing, and avoiding loose hair, flowy clothing and dangling jewelry.
Keep food, drinks, pets and small children away from your enamel and/or firing workspace.