I was looking at some PMC 3 in the local craft store today, and was
once again tempted to try out some.
Does anyone know what firing options are there for this form of PMC?
I don’t want to buy the special $$$ PMC kiln. Apart from the 2
workshops I’ve taken, I’m not sure whether I’ll be using it that
I know it can be torch fired, but I have reservations about that: I
can’t help wondering how you can be sure you’ve done it properly;
covered all areas, did it long enough, etc. Not to mention holding
my clunky torch that long…
At the store they were selling a little “kiln” that looked like a
two-part ceramic jar. Inside was a cup to be filled with a liquid
fuel and ignited; the PMC 3 piece would sit on a platform above the
flame, the whole thing having a lid to hold the heat in. Has anyone
tried this method? It was the first time I’d seen a liquid fuel
kiln. It was on sale for about $66.
Is there any reason why I can’t use my little "trinket"
enamelling/granulation kiln to fire PMC 3? It’s the kind that’s
also called a beehive kiln. Element embedded in ceramic, metal lid.
I hooked mine up to a dimmer switch so I could adjust the
temperature, but have no idea, in terms of degrees, what actual
temperature it actually is at any point. It hasn’t been neccesary
for enamelling or granulation to know.