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Firing Guides & Schedules

How to Choose a Kiln for Your Studio

How to Choose a Kiln for Your Studio

Making an educated choice about which kiln is best for your studio means you will be happy for years to come.

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Table Top Kiln Comparison

Table Top Kiln Comparison

The article summarizes each model, it's features and best uses to help you make a smart decision.

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How to Operate a Digital Kiln - Video

How to Operate a Digital Kiln - Video

Watch this video to see how to program your kiln to any temperature or time you desire and more.

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PMC Fine Silver Clay Firing Guide

Fine Silver Clay Firing Guide

Covers all the PMC Fine Silver clay products.

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PMC STERLING Clay Firing Guide

PMC PRO Silver Alloy Clay Firing Guide

.925 Sterling Silver alloy clay fires in carbon.

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PMC PRO Silver Alloy Clay Firing Guide

PMC PRO Silver Alloy Clay Firing Guide

PMC Pro™ is an 90% silver/copper alloy that requires carbon firing.

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BRONZclay (Original) Firing Guide

BRONZclay Firing Guide

Everything you need to know about firing BRONZclay by Metal Adventures.

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FASTfire BRONZclay Firing Guide

BRONZclay Firing Guide

So easy to fire! Get started with our complete instructions.

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COPPRclay Firing Guide

COPPRclay Firing Guide

This PDF also includes information on BRONZclay.

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Firing Media - Vermiculite Firing Media - Alumina Hydrate - 4 oz Fiber Blanket Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 2" x 2"
Price: $2.25
Price: $3.29
Price: $3.75
Price: $3.85
Firing Media - Vermiculite Firing Media - Alumina Hydrate Fiber Blanket Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 2x2 inch
Used as a firing support for fine silver metal clay. Used as a firing support for fine silver metal clay. Used for support of items that could slump during firing such as beads, domed items, and delicate unsupported parts. Used to plug the Viewport window.
Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1" x 2" Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1" x 3" Ceramic Fiber Paper 1/32" Vermiculite Fiber Brick 4" x 6" x 1-1/2"
Price: $3.85
Price: $3.85
1 Pak of 3: $3.93
Price: $4.85
Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1x2 inch Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1" x 3" Ceramic Fiber Paper 1/32" Vermiculite Fiber Brick 4" x 6" x 1-1/2"
Used to plug the Viewport window. Used to plug the Viewport window. Place glass on fiber paper during fusing or firing in metal clay. Keeps glass from fusing to the kiln shelf. Ideal for torch firing or small soldering jobs.
Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 1-3/4" diameter Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 2-1/4" diameter Posts - 1/2" Kiln Posts - Set of 4 Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 3" diameter
Price: $5.51
Price: $5.81
1 Pak of 4: $6.03
Price: $6.08
Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 1-3/4" diameter Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 2-1/4" diameter Posts - .5" Kiln Posts - Set of 4 Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 3" diameter
Used as a firing dish for dimensional fine silver clay objects. Filled with either alumina hydrate or vermiculite.

Used as a firing dish for dimensional fine silver clay objects. Filled with either alumina hydrate or vermiculite.

Use to elevate and separate kiln shelves for heat circulation.

Used as a firing dish for dimensional fine silver clay objects. Filled with either alumina hydrate or vermiculite.

Kiln Shelf - Ceramic Fiber 6" x 6" x 1/2" Firing Media - Coconut Carbon - Bronze Finish - 1lb Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 4" diameter Posts - 1" Kiln Posts - Set of 4
Price: $6.62
Price: $6.75
Price: $6.86
1 Pak of 4: $6.98
Kiln Shelf  - Ceramic Fiber - 6x6x.5 Activated Carbon - Coconut - Bronze Finish - 1lb Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 4" diameter Posts - 1" Kiln Posts - Set of 4
Compressed ceramic fiber shelf. Lasts through many firings. Firing media for all types of bronze, copper and copper alloy (including PMC Pro) clays.

Used as a firing dish for dimensional fine silver clay objects. Filled with either alumina hydrate or vermiculite.

Use to elevate and separate kiln shelves for heat circulation.
Firing Media - Coal Carbon - Rainbow Patina - 1lb Posts - 2" Kiln Posts - Set of 4 Paragon SC Series Vent Hole Plug Firing Pan Cover - for 4" and 2-3/4" Tall Pans
Price: $6.98
1 Pak of 4: $8.03
Price: $8.78
Price: $9.50
Activated Carbon - Coal - Rainbow Patina - 1lb Posts - 2" Kiln Posts - Set of 4 SC Series Vent Hole Plug Firing Pan - Cover for 4" and 2-3/4" Pans
Firing media for BRONZclay. Use to elevate and separate kiln shelves for heat circulation. Used to plug the vent hole on the top of the kiln. Cover for our stainless steel firing pans.
BRONZclay 30 gram - 1 package Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 1lb Box Firing Pan - Tall - 4" high Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 5 gram pak
Price: $9.55
Price: $10.91
Price: $13.23
Price: $13.24
BRONZclay 30 gram - 1 package Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 1lb Box Firing Pan - Tall - 4" high Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 5 gram pak
This is the original BRONZclay formula that requires firing in activated carbon in a temperature controlled kiln. Firing time depends on thickness of wares. Thicker equals longer firing. A 3-hour carbon (Magic Carbon) is available for shorter firings. Fires any thickness or type of bronze clay in 3 hours at full speed. Stainless steel firing pan for all metal clays that require a carbon firing; bronze, copper, PMC Pro, steel, etc. Can be fired as low as 1110F. Final product is .999 fine silver.
Firing Pan - Stackable - 2-1/2" high Firing Pan Cover - Slotted - for 4" and 2-3/4" Deep Pans Firing Pan Fork - Narrow Firing Pan Fork - Wide
Price: $13.41
Price: $13.95
Price: $14.85
Price: $14.95
Firing Pan - Stackable - 2-1/2" high Firing Pan - Slotted - Cover for 4" and 2-3/4" Pans Firing Fork Firing Fork
Stainless steel firing pan for all metal clays that require a carbon firing; bronze, copper, PMC Pro, steel, etc. Slotted cover for our stainless steel firing pans. Allows just enough oxygen in for binder combustion. Use to lift a stainless steel firing pan from the kiln. The pan is turned the narrow way. Use to lift a stainless steel firing pan from the kiln. The pan is turned the wide way.
Carbon Sampler - Magic, Coal and Coconut Kiln Shelf - Hard Ceramic 5" x 5" x 3/8" Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 - 6.3 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC Plus - 6 gram pak
Set of 3: $15.30
Price: $15.32
Price: $16.42
Price: $16.94
Carbon Sampler - Magic, Coal and Coconut PMC 3 - 6.3 gram pak PMC Plus - 6 gram pak
Carbon sampler includes 1/2lb of coal, 1/2lb of coconut and 1/2lb magic carbon Longest lasting kiln shelf available. Can be fired as low at 1110F. Can be torch fired in 2 minutes. Final product is .999 fine silver. Can be fired as low as 1470F. Final product is .999 fine silver.
Ceramic Fiber Brick 2-1/2" x 4" x 7" Art Clay Silver - 7 gram Kiln Shelf - Cordierite - Hardened 6" x 6" x 1/4" Carbon Firing Pan Kit - Stackable - Rainbow Patina (coal)
Price: $17.44
Price: $18.22
Price: $18.23
Price: $19.95
Ceramic Fiber Brick - 2" x 4" x 7" Art Clay Silver - 7 gram Kiln Shelf - Cordierite - Hardened - 6x6x.25 BRONZclay Firing Kit - Stackable - Rainbow Patina (coal)
Ideal for torch firing or small soldering jobs. US Shipping only. This clay dries 4 times slower than standard low fire clay, but can still be fired as low as 1200F for 30 minutes in a kiln. Fire in a kiln or with a torch. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%. Very thin shelf. Good surface for fine silver clay firing. For any type of metal clay that requires carbon firing. The stackable pan measures 7" wide x 6-1/2" deep and 2-1/2" high. Comes with 1lb of Coal activated carbon. Includes slotted lid.
Carbon Firing Kit - Stackable - Satin Finish (coconut) Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 - 9 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 Syringe - 9 gram Ceramic Firing Vessel - Small
Price: $19.95
Price: $20.81
Price: $21.26
Price: $21.95
BRONZclay Firing Kit - Stackable - Satin Finish (coconut) PMC 3 - 9 gram pak PMC 3 Syringe - 9 gr Ceramic Firing Vessel - Small
For any type of metal clay that requires carbon firing. The stackable pan measures 7" wide x 6-1/2" deep and 2-1/2" high. Comes with 1lb of Coconut activated carbon. Includes slotted lid. Can be fired as low at 1110F. Can be torch fired in 2 minutes. Final product is .999 fine silver. Can be fired as low at 1110F. Can be torch fired in 2 minutes. Final product is .999 fine silver.

No mess inside the kiln. Long lasting, high temperature ceramic firing vessel.

BRONZclay 100 gram - 1 package Art Clay Silver -10 gram Kiln Shelf - Hard Ceramic 7" x 7" x 5/8" Firing Media Coal Carbon - Rainbow Patina - 5lb Bulk
Price: $23.50
List Price: $33.91
Price: $23.79
Price: $24.30
Price: $26.51
BRONZclay 100 gram - 1 package Art Clay Silver -10 gram Kiln Shelf - Hard Ceramic 7" x 7" x 5/8" Activated Carbon - Coal - Rainbow Patina - 5lb Bulk
This is the original BRONZclay formula that requires firing in activated carbon in a temperature controlled kiln. Firing time depends on thickness of wares. Thicker equals longer firing. A 3-hour carbon (Magic Carbon) is available for shorter firings. US Shipping only. Fire as low as 1200F great for use with glass and sterling silver. Fire in a kiln or with a torch. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%. Longest lasting kiln shelf available. Firing media for BRONZclay.
Firing Media - Coconut Carbon - Bronze Finish - 5lb Bulk Carbon Firing Pan Kit - Tall - Rainbow Patina (coal) Carbon Firing Pan Kit - Tall - Satin Finish (coconut) Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 15 gram pak
Price: $27.56
Price: $28.95
Price: $28.95
Price: $29.58
Activated Carbon - Coal - Rainbow Patina - 5lb Bulk BRONZclay Firing Kit - Tall - Rainbow Patina (coal) BRONZclay Firing Kit - Tall - Satin Finish (coconut) Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 15 gram pak
Firing media for all types of bronze, copper and copper alloy (including PMC Pro) clays. For any type of metal clay that requires carbon firing. The tall pan measures 7" wide x 6-1/2" deep and 4" high. Comes with 1lb of Coal activated carbon. Includes slotted lid. For any type of metal clay that requires carbon firing. The tall pan measures 7" wide x 6-1/2" deep and 4" high. Comes with 1lb of Coconut activated carbon. Includes slotted lid. Can be fired as low as 1110F. Final product is .999 fine silver.
Ceramic Firing Vessel - Medium Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 - 16 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 Paste - 15 gram jar Precious Metal Clay PMC Plus - 18 gram pak
Price: $29.95
Price: $31.84
Price: $31.93
Price: $36.27
Ceramic Firing Vessel - Medium PMC 3 - 16 gram pak PMC 3 Paste - 15 gram jar PMC Plus - 18 gram pak
No mess inside the kiln. Long lasting, high temperature ceramic firing vessel. Can be fired as low at 1110F. Can be torch fired in 2 minutes. Final product is .999 fine silver. Can be fired as low at 1110F. Can be torch fired in 2 minutes. Final product is .999 fine silver. Can be fired as low as 1470F. Final product is .999 fine silver.
Ceramic Firing Vessel - Large Round BRONZclay 200 gram - 1 package Art Clay ACS Standard Slow Dry Clay 20 gram Art Clay Silver - 20 gram PLUS 2 grams FREE
Price: $39.95
Price: $43.00
List Price: $66.49
Price: $46.23
Sale Price: $46.00
List Price: $66.49
Price: $46.23
Ceramic Firing Vessel - Large Round BRONZclay 200 gram - 1 package ACS STANDARD Slow Dry Clay 20g Art Clay Silver - 20 gram PLUS 2 grams FREE
Long lasting, high temperature ceramic firing vessel fpr carbon firings. Keeps the inside of the kiln spotless! This is the original BRONZclay formula that requires firing in activated carbon in a temperature controlled kiln. Firing time depends on thickness of wares. Thicker equals longer firing. A 3-hour carbon (Magic Carbon) is available for shorter firings. US Shipping only. Dries 5 times slower than Art Clay Silver Standard. Perfect for braiding or fine detail. Can be fired with kiln, butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-10%. US Shipping only. Fire as low as 1200F great for use with glass and sterling silver. Fire in a kiln or with a torch. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%.
PMC STERLING - Sterling Silver Jewelry Clay - 25 gram pak Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 5lb Box Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 - 25 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 30 gram pak
Price: $48.63
Price: $49.49
Price: $49.62
Price: $58.68
PMC STERLING - Sterling Silver Jewelry Clay - 25 gram pak Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 5lb Box PMC 3 - 25 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 30 gram pak
PMC Sterling is sterling silver in clay form. After firing, the solid sterling object can be quality marked .925 sterling. Create finely detailed jewelry with 3 times the strength of fine silver clays. Fires any thickness or type of bronze clay in 3 hours at full speed.

Can be fired as low at 1110F. Can be torch fired in 2 minutes. Final product is .999 fine silver.

Can be fired as low as 1110F. Final product is .999 fine silver.
Precious Metal Clay PMC Plus - 28 gram pak PMC PRO Silver Metal Clay High Strength - 25 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC Plus - 45 gram pak PMC STERLING - Sterling Silver Jewelry Clay - 50 gram pak
Price: $59.56
Price: $60.51
Price: $87.21
Price: $96.95
PMC Plus - 28 gram pak PMC PRO Silver Metal Clay High Strength - 25 gram pak by Cool Tools PMC Plus - 45 gram pak PMC STERLING - Sterling Silver Jewelry Clay - 50 gram pak
Can be fired as low as 1470F. Final product is .999 fine silver. Requires 2 hour carbon firing. Final product is .900 silver. Can be fired as low as 1470F. Final product is .999 fine silver. PMC Sterling is sterling silver in clay form. After firing, the solid sterling object can be quality marked .925 sterling. Create finely detailed jewelry with 3 times the strength of fine silver clays.
Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 - 50 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 & PMC Sterling - 25 gram Art Clay Silver - 50 gram PLUS 5 grams FREE Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 60 gram pak
Price: $98.94
Set of 2: $99.99
List Price: $163.18
Price: $113.55
Price: $119.86
PMC 3 - 50 gram pak Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 & PMC Sterling - 25 gram Art Clay Silver - 50 gram PLUS 5 grams FREE Precious Metal Clay PMC Flex - 60 gram pak
Can be fired as low at 1110F. Can be torch fired in 2 minutes. Final product is .999 fine silver. This promotional combo pack includes equal parts of 25 gram PMC3 and 25 gram PMC Sterling for making PMC 960.

US Shipping only. Fire as low as 1200F great for use with glass and sterling silver. Fire in a kiln or with a torch. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%.

Can be fired as low as 1110F. Final product is .999 fine silver.
PMC PRO Silver Metal Clay High Strength - 50 gram pak Ultra Lite Beehive Kiln - Free Shipping BRONZclay 1 kilogram - 1 package Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 & PMC Sterling - 50 gram
Price: $122.47
Price: $190.00
Price: $199.95
Set of 2: $199.98
PMC PRO Silver Metal Clay High Strength - 50 gram pak by Cool Tools Kiln: Ultralite Beehive Kiln BRONZclay 1 kilogram - 1 package Precious Metal Clay PMC 3 & PMC Sterling - 50 gram
Requires 2 hour carbon firing. Final product is .900 silver. Fires: fine silver clay (low fire only), keum boo, enamels, granulation. Maximum Temperature: 1600F This is the original BRONZclay formula that requires firing in activated carbon in a temperature controlled kiln. Firing time depends on thickness of wares. Thicker equals longer firing. A 3-hour carbon (Magic Carbon) is available for shorter firings. This promotional combo pack includes equal parts of 50 gram PMC3 and 50 gram PMC Sterling for making PMC 960.
Paragon FireFly Manual - Free Shipping Paragon SC2 Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Caldera Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon Xpress E9A Digital Brick Kiln - Free Shipping
Price: $440.00
Price: $645.00
Price: $675.00
Price: $680.00
Kiln: Paragon Fire Fly Paragon Model SC2 Kiln Paragon Caldera Digital Kiln Paragon Xpress E9A
Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, ceramics, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2350F Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2000F Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, ceramics, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2350F. Available with bead collar and viewing window. Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, ceramics, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2350F
Paragon SC1 Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon SC3 Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon Home Artist - Free Shipping
Price: $688.00
Price: $735.00
Price: $985.00
Paragon SC1 Digital Kiln Paragon Model SC3 Kiln Kiln: Paragon Home Artist
Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2000F Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2000F Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2000F