Vitreous enamel is an ancient art form used by many cultures that dates back thousands of years. It is the process of fusing colored grains of glass to metal, usually copper, silver, gold, steel and some alloys of brass. The fusing is done using a torch or a kiln at high temperatures of 1300-1500 degrees F. Torch firing is my preferred method as it gives me more control and I like to watch the fusing process unfold. I enamel on copper and silver using opaque and transparent enamels and use self developed techniques to create unique organic and textural patterns in my work.