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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 Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 2" x 2" Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1" x 2"
Price: $2.75
Price: $3.75
Price: $3.85
Price: $3.85
Firing Media - Vermiculite Firing Media - Alumina Hydrate Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 2x2 inch Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1x2 inch
Used as a firing support for fine silver metal clay. Used as a firing support for fine silver metal clay. Used to plug the Viewport window. Used to plug the Viewport window.
Fiber Blanket Ceramic Fiber Paper 1/32" Vermiculite Fiber Brick 4" x 6" x 1-1/2" Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 1-3/4" diameter
Price: $3.90
1 Pak of 3: $4.50
Price: $5.47
Price: $5.51
Fiber Blanket Ceramic Fiber Paper 1/32" Vermiculite Fiber Brick 4" x 6" x 1-1/2" Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 1-3/4" diameter
Used for support of items that could slump during firing such as beads, domed items, and delicate unsupported parts. 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. Used as a firing dish for dimensional fine silver clay objects. Filled with either alumina hydrate or vermiculite.
Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1" x 3" Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 2-1/4" diameter Posts - 1/2" Kiln Posts - Set of 4 Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 3" diameter
Price: $5.63
Price: $5.81
1 Pak of 4: $6.03
Price: $6.08
Kiln Accessory - Viewport Plug 1" x 3" Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 2-1/4" diameter Posts - .5" Kiln Posts - Set of 4 Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 3" diameter
Used to plug the Viewport window.

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.

Firing Media - Coconut Carbon - Bronze Finish - 1lb Kiln Shelf - Ceramic Fiber 6" x 6" x 1/2" Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 4" diameter Posts - 1" Kiln Posts - Set of 4
Price: $6.75
Price: $6.90
Price: $6.90
1 Pak of 4: $6.98
Activated Carbon - Coconut - Bronze Finish - 1lb Kiln Shelf  - Ceramic Fiber - 6x6x.5 Firing Dish - Fused Silica - 4" diameter Posts - 1" Kiln Posts - Set of 4
Firing media for all types of bronze, copper and copper alloy (including PMC Pro) clays. Compressed ceramic fiber shelf. Lasts through many firings.

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: $8.33
Price: $9.18
Price: $9.81
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.
Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 1lb Box Firing Pan - Stackable - 2-1/2" high Firing Pan - Tall - 4" high Firing Pan Cover - Slotted - for 4" and 2-3/4" Deep Pans
Price: $10.91
Price: $13.41
Price: $13.61
Price: $14.40
Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 1lb Box Firing Pan - Stackable - 2-1/2" high Firing Pan - Tall - 4" high Firing Pan - Slotted - Cover for 4" and 2-3/4" Pans
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. 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.
Firing Pan Fork - Narrow Firing Pan Fork - Wide Carbon Sampler - Magic, Coal and Coconut Kiln Shelf - Hard Ceramic 5" x 5" x 3/8"
Price: $14.85
Price: $14.95
Set of 3: $15.30
Price: $15.93
Firing Fork Firing Fork Carbon Sampler - Magic, Coal and Coconut
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 includes 1/2lb of coal, 1/2lb of coconut and 1/2lb magic carbon Longest lasting kiln shelf available.
Ceramic Fiber Brick 2-1/2" x 4" x 7" Kiln Shelf - Cordierite - Hardened 6" x 6" x 1/4" Kiln Shelf - Hard Ceramic 7" x 7" x 5/8" Carbon Firing Pan Kit - Stackable - Rainbow Patina (coal)
Price: $17.44
Price: $18.23
Price: $19.00
Price: $19.95
Ceramic Fiber Brick - 2" x 4" x 7" Kiln Shelf - Cordierite - Hardened - 6x6x.25 Kiln Shelf - Hard Ceramic 7" x 7" x 5/8" BRONZclay Firing Kit - Stackable - Rainbow Patina (coal)
Ideal for torch firing or small soldering jobs. Very thin shelf. Good surface for fine silver clay firing. Longest lasting kiln shelf available. 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) Ceramic Firing Vessel - Small BRONZclay 100 gram - 1 package Firing Media Coal Carbon - Rainbow Patina - 5lb Bulk
Price: $19.95
Price: $21.95
Price: $23.50
Price: $26.51
BRONZclay Firing Kit - Stackable - Satin Finish (coconut) Ceramic Firing Vessel - Small BRONZclay 100 gram - 1 package Activated Carbon - Coal - Rainbow Patina - 5lb Bulk
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.

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

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. 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) Ceramic Firing Vessel - Medium
Price: $27.56
Price: $28.95
Price: $28.95
Price: $29.95
Activated Carbon - Coal - Rainbow Patina - 5lb Bulk BRONZclay Firing Kit - Tall - Rainbow Patina (coal) BRONZclay Firing Kit - Tall - Satin Finish (coconut) Ceramic Firing Vessel - Medium
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. No mess inside the kiln. Long lasting, high temperature ceramic firing vessel.
Ceramic Firing Vessel - Large Round Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 5lb Box Ultra Lite Beehive Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon FireFly Manual - Free Shipping
Price: $39.95
Price: $49.49
Price: $188.00
Price: $420.00
Ceramic Firing Vessel - Large Round Magic Carbon Fast Firing Media - 5lb Box Kiln: Ultralite Beehive Kiln Kiln: Paragon Fire Fly
Long lasting, high temperature ceramic firing vessel fpr carbon firings. Keeps the inside of the kiln spotless! Fires any thickness or type of bronze clay in 3 hours at full speed. Fires: fine silver clay (low fire only), keum boo, enamels, granulation. Maximum Temperature: 1600F Fires: metal clay (all types), enamels, glass, bisque, glazes, ceramics, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2350F
Caldera Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon SC1 Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon SC2 Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon Xpress E9A Digital Brick Kiln - Free Shipping
Price: $680.00
Price: $684.25
Price: $692.75
Price: $720.00
Paragon Caldera Digital Kiln Paragon SC1 Digital Kiln Paragon Model SC2 Kiln Paragon Xpress E9A
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, 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, ceramics, etc. Maximum Temperature: 2350F
Paragon SC3 Digital Kiln - Free Shipping Paragon Home Artist - Free Shipping
Price: $786.25
Price: $1,015.75
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