For kiln firing only
Can be fired in both the brick and the muffle kilns
Works with either a single or a 2 stage firing schedule
Base metals fire in activated Coconut Carbon
Fire multiple colors at the same temperature
Clay options: Standard and Super Flex
Clay type: Silver
Fire as a part of a 2 fire schedule. Fire in a kiln. Fire in activated coconut carbon. Please remember this firing schedule is based on a cold kiln and thickness of the piece is also something you need to work out. If a piece is any thicker than about 6mm thick you may need extra time due to the thickness of the piece.
Rehydrating Aussie Metal Clay Make sure you use DISTILLED WATER as it hydrates the clay better than ordinary water. Keep any moist clay in a sealed container so it doesn’t dry out.
Normal Open shelf firing for Aussie .999 Silver & Aussie .960 Silver
1 fire – place your pieces on an open kiln shelf in your kiln, You may like to sit them on a kiln paper or a firing blanket, but not necessary.
From a cold kiln ramp to 1000 degrees Celsius & hold at 800 – 815 degrees Celsius (depending on your kiln heat).
Hold time of 1 to 1.5 hours & let cool.
Remove your pieces from the kiln once cool and your pieces are ready to brass brush, tumble & polish.
Firing with CZs
1st Fire Settings:
Set pieces on a bed of activated coconut carbon at a depth of approx. 10-12mm under pieces. If you would like you can also lay your pieces on a kiln paper or a fire blanket.
Ramp at 1000 degrees Celsius to 400 degrees Celsius.
Hold for 30 to 60 minutes for complete burnout of organic binder.
Let cool, we don’t quench in water.
Once cool, you cover your pieces with activated coconut carbon so that each piece is covered by about 12mm and fire for the second time. Ramping to 1000 degrees Celsius & hold at 800 – 815 degrees Celsius (depending on your kiln heat). Hold time of 1 to 1.5 hours & let cool. Remove your pieces from the activated coconut once cool and your pieces are ready to brass brush, tumble & polish.
Shrinkage: Between 12 & 15%