Color in Transition

One of the things that I love about enamel is the way the colors change as they cool. When I first pull a piece out of the kiln, the colors are backwards- the blues are green and the greens are glowing red. As the piece cools over the course of a couple minutes, the colors fade into their true shades. It's all very magical.

I snapped the left side just as I got it out of the kiln. I was a little worried that I'd damage the camera putting it that close to the enamel, because the heat was so intense, but things all seemed to work out. The right side is the cooled enamel with the true colors.