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The process of altering a material by exposing it in a kiln to the requisite degree of heat. It is necessary in order to fuse enamels and cause them to be affixed to a metal base; and in some cases (e.g. painted enamel) there must be several successive firings when different colours are used.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson