List of materials for vessels

Hi there

On this page, you will find the things  you will need to get started for my online classes.

Once you register, I will also send you a specific list of my most trusted suppliers.


Tools & equipment

Small griddle with temperature control

Crème brulee Blowtorch

Surface Thermometer

Natural Bristle Brushes 1″

Small Metal Tins and one large bread tin ( tuna tin can do work too for small metal tins)

Wooden Cloth pegs for sides of metal tins

A variety of mark-making tools (needle tool, stylus , cookie cutters, stamps, pottery tools set…)

Fire Extinguisher/fire blanket

Fire proof surface to work on .

Thick Paper Towels

Masking Tape

Wax paper


Disposable gloves


1lb Encaustic Medium

10 Encaustic Paints ( your favorite colors)

Shellac/ French polish – Amber

Let’s keep it safe


Always work in a well ventilated area; if you do not have a fan, keep a window and door open, for airflow.

Keep the temperature of your wax around 200° F (85°C).

Never touch your hotplate, use pegs on metal tin to move them around the hotplate

Always switch off your blowtorch when not in use

Use natural bristle brushes.

Have a fire estinguiser and blanket close by and have access to water in case of burns

wear an apron and tie up your hair, encaustic is a messy business !