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Kiln for PMC & lampwork use


#1

Hi everyone, I am interested in purchasing a kiln that can be used
both for lampwork beads and for firing PMC/+. I have found a couple
of well-priced kilns by Evenheat that are perfect for the glasswork I
want to do, but I don’t know what I need to look for in a kiln for
firing PMC. Are there any special considerations or does anyone have
any suggestions?

Thanks so much for any help!
Carrie Otterson


#2

Carrie, For PMC you have to be able to read the temperature and keep
it even for a predertemined amount of time. Check out the PMC guild
website for more info. I don’t have the url off-hand but I found it
through searching on Google.

Vera B.


#3

I suggest you look at the SC series kilns from Paragon:

http://www.paragonweb.com/

and discounted (?) at:

These include electronic programable controld which makes them very
suitable for PMC, for glass annealing cycles and more. Worth the
reasonable prices.

Jesse


#4
    Carrie, For PMC you have to be able to read the temperature and
keep it even for a predertemined amount of time.  Check out the PMC
guild website for more info. I don't have the url off-hand but I
found it through searching on Google. 

For PMC Guild the website is pmclay.com.


#5

Lampwork requires just an annealing temp. and may swing in it’s
range. PMC requires a constant firing at specific temp. It also
depends on the type of PMC you are using.