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Kiln recommendations for PMC and enamelling
« on: March 06, 2015, 05:13:35 PM »
Hi everyone
I haven't posted here in ages!! Should come back more often. Anyway
wasn't sure where to post this question.
I would love a kiln so I enamel items and also work with precious metal clays.
So I am looking for affordable recommendations and also links. I have been to Cherry Heaven's website and it's rather user unfriendly.I also looked at Kernowcraft  - they stock Paragon kilns.
I was wondering where else I could look for alternatives.
Thanks for reading
Helen

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Re: Kiln recommendations for PMC and enamelling
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 06:27:50 PM »
I have an SC3 and love it, I got a 3 which is taller than a 2, I was moving about a lot and a 3 meant I could get some mugs and small vases in it. Having said that i got a cheap enamelling kiln off ebay for enamels because I didn't want to risk damaging the inside when opening the kiln to take enamelled pieces in and out. If you just want to do enamel and silver clay I would just get a cheap enamelling kiln, but if you want to do more such as bronze clay the sc3 or 2 are great small kilns imho

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Re: Kiln recommendations for PMC and enamelling
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 11:17:48 AM »
Take a look at Kilncare's Beadcube - it's based on a muffle kiln, a common type of enameling kiln, but it's souped up with a proper glass controller.

Created as a kiln for annealing on the go, it's hot enough for fusing, so I *think* that includes metal clays?


I see they also some kilns that they class as enameling kilns, available with and without the specialist KRC1 glass controller (not required for enameling or metal clay as far as I know, so long as you know the temperature, you don't need the control required for fusing)


Otherwise, I'd suggest looking Warm Glass UK, they sell a wide range of kilns including Paragon, Kilncare and Skutt (Firebox 8 might suit?) - Warm Glass site much better to navigate and knowledgeable staff who sell what they use.






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Re: Kiln recommendations for PMC and enamelling
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 11:57:09 AM »
Thanks everyone. I assume the SC3 is the Paragon. Will check the websites you mentioned. I found the CherryHeaven website very user unfriendly and difficult to navigate, so rather go somewhere else.