Pouring Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel UTEE from a Ranger Melting Pot (Marjie Kemper)

I've been intrigued by all the Melt Art projects on the Ranger blog recently, showing so many wonderful ways to use the Melt Pot.  Tim showed us a lot of neat ones too, at Ranger U.

I've been working all weekend on Melt Art projects with UTEE and Beeswax.  Nothing to show just yet… but I am curious how many of you own a Melting Pot?  And how many would be in


Interested in taking a class using the Melting Pot, if it were offered in your area?   I'm working on class content for classes later this year and there are so many possibilities with this Pot… I would love to gauge interest.

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  1. Carolyn Dube on June 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I have the melting pots and plenty of UTEE. I have been loving all the melt art inspiration too!

  2. Helen Tilbury on June 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I’m also fascinated but have no idea what to do with that!!

  3. ConnieM on June 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

    wish it would be in my area!! Would love to take classes from you!!!

  4. Shahrul Niza on June 14, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Hi, Marjie :). Haven’t tried melting art yet, but looks like I will be hooked once I tried :). So many possibilities!!.

  5. Maria McGuire on June 13, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I’ve used one. I don’t own one (believe it or not). I think that’s a fabulous idea for a class :)

  6. Silvia on June 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I own one… but I only used it twice. Just a shame.

  7. kathy/NorthCarolina on June 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Funny you should ask this, because I’ve been contemplating the purchase of a melt pot. I use a fair amount of UTEE to emboss images, but I know it can do so much more. I would be interested in a class! It would be awesome to learn how to really use this tool…and I’ve been very curious about beeswax, too….so I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.

  8. Claudine C. on June 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Good questions Marjie, I would love love love to take a class on melt art. It’s one thing that I have been wanting to do and just haven’t yet. I have a pot and some UTEE but haven’t had a chance to really get it out and use it. Honestly I’d love to learn how to use it and then start some classes myself in Colorado. I don’t see alot of stores there or classes that travel in the area so it would be cool to just have my own.

  9. Caroline D. on June 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I enjoyed seeing all the melt art projects through Ranger too. I do have a melt pot and a lot of the accessories, but I don’t use it nearly enough. I really need to leave it out where I can see it. I like to take classes for a variety of reasons, but I always find it great to take a technique class or tool-based class to refresh the how-to’s and to learn new ideas. Looking forward to seeing what you’re working on!

  10. Susan Schultheis on June 12, 2013 at 2:36 am

    I would be very interested in taking a class using the melting pot. I just experienced encaustic tag making with Dina Wakely and loved it. I am sure there is plenty more to learn.

  11. Kaye Lang on June 11, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love technique classes…and would love to take a Melting Pot class if it were available near me (or online).
    Right now my Melting Pot has only been used for chocolate to cover pretzels for Christmas. LOL

  12. Lynne on June 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Yes, I do have a melt pot which I’ve had for a few years now (probably when I started to get serious about stamping) 5, maybe. Beeswax is all I use (although I have also melted wax crayons – in the days when I did actually use colour LOL)

  13. Laurie on June 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    OMG Marjie what a tease you are! LOL I am very intrigued by what you have pictured. I have a melting pot, bees wax and UTEE and have had it for several years and have yet to use it. I’m a Bad Girl!!!!! Hugs

  14. butterfly on June 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Oh my goodness… how on earth do you keep track of all that Pinteresting stuff!? And, to answer your question – I don’t have a Meltpot… I’m debating whether I would really use it – would SO love to be able to come to a class with you to find out!! Sadly, it’s just a bit too far to come – though I have just entered lots of competitions to win a trip to NY… fingers crossed!
    Alison xx

  15. Corrine on June 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Looks intriguing what you are pouring into. I do own a pot and it would be cool to have a class on unusual uses since I have had it forever. I use it mostly for beeswax not so much for utee, but would love to learn. xox

  16. Jacalyn Claes on June 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I would love to attend using the melting pot. I live in North Carolina and would be willing to travel to Massachusetts if you couldn’t fill a class near me. Thanks for assessing interest. Jackie

  17. Redanne on June 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Marjie, just got my melt pot and won some things from Ranger to use with it. I have taken it out of the package but not used it yet. Pity there is an ocean between us or I would come to your classes! Maybe sometime in the future you could do an on-line class? Hugs, Anne xx

  18. Valerie-Jael on June 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I do have a melting pot, which I won from a shop here. There are no classes anywhere near here, but I manage on my own! Valerie

  19. Renee Zarate on June 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I think you might do both, a tute and live class. A lot of people have them but are afraid to use them.

  20. Kay Wallace on June 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Hi, Marjie. I recently won the “melt art mania” package on a friend’s blog–and just gave it away because I don’t have a melting pot. I felt strongly that Ranger should have provided the pot, too! I was annoyed that I was expected to pay $40 for the pot so that I could use my free stuff. Just left a sour taste in my mouth, I guess. I read here that several of the responders do have a melting pot–still in the box! Maybe this indicates that they like the idea, but don’t know how to use it. That tells me there would be an interest in the class you are considering. Hope this helps!

  21. Debby on June 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    An online tut would be great for this. Unfortunately I do not live close to you to be able to take a class.

  22. Fern Edwards on June 11, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Oooh yeah!

  23. Michelle Webb on June 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Hi Marjie, I recently did a class at Art from the Heart using the melt pot and everyone loved it. I think a lot of people have one, but have no idea what to do with it. In our class we did Suze’s wire flowers dipped in the UTEE and everyone said they had a great time and the results were great. I have a board on pinterest too for UTEE. I’d love to come to one of your classes :) Michelle xx

  24. Karen Schroeder on June 11, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Looks like fun, but not sure I can afford the new equipment and supplies. I’d love to take a class if I ever get the Melt Art materials.

  25. Chandra on June 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Yes I love the melting pot I saw him do something with it and wanted one instantly. I think it was metal work. Good idea to have classes I never got one though.

  26. Teresa Jaye on June 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I have one – in the box, never used. All of the projects I see are so inspiring but I just can’t stand the thought of making yet another mess in my studio! I’ll bet whatever you make and the tips you have will get me to do it though! In the meantime I’m going to go check out your pinterest board!

  27. Julie Tucker-Wolek on June 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I haven’t tried this yet :) But would so be interested in a class :)

  28. Terry on June 10, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Oh I just saw what Brenda posted and I know you would need me as your assistant to keep things moving along smoothly!

  29. Terry on June 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I do own a Melt Pot and also was inspired to pull it out and actually play with it, which I hope to do this week! I have avoided Pinterest as to not use up more time, but I know I will cave soon! Hugs!

  30. Brenda Brown on June 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Yep I have a melt pot, in fact I have two. A very old one that doesn’t heat properly and a brand new one. Yes please would you really come to my area lol? Go on you know you would love it and I’d put you up.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  31. susan salyer on June 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I love UTEE is rocks and what all I can create with it.I have not tried the colors and I am looking forward to that.
    susan s

  32. Nancy Walker on June 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Marjie, I have owned a Melting Pot for years now, and it has never been out of the box! A class would be nice, but I need it to be in or near Nashville, TN and on a weekend for those of us who work through the week.