Surfaces - Workshop taught by Ruth Ball

Sally Davis

We spent a hot and busy day learning a fascinating plethora of texture effects. Thank you Ruth. I found that the more you try, the more effects you can think of.

The following notes draw heavily on the notes that were given to us by Ruth and examples of some of the effects can be found on her website


Several layers of enamel are ground back to ensure that the enamel is level, and then re-fired to give a glossy surface.

2015Autumn RB 2


The surface of fired enamel is ground back with carborundum or diagrit. Start by using coarse and then work through the grades to fine. When you have a texture you like it can be treated with beeswax or similar to seal and protect the finish