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Kiln for PMC & lampwork use

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

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.

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

    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.

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.