At the store they were selling a little "kiln" that looked like a
two-part ceramic jar. on sale for about $66. ...Is there any
reason why I can't use my little "trinket" kiln
That price sounds too high for the Hot Pot kiln. Check
www.pmcconnection.com. Last time I saw one it was $30.00. Consider
these temporary, from what I've heard, they only last for 10
firings. It's very smokey and you have to use it outside.
You may be able to use a trinket kiln, but I have one and put a
temperature testing pellet (1500) and it didn't melt (I was testing
Besides the Hot Pot the next cheapest kiln is the Beehive Kiln from
JEC Products, which Rio Grande sells or you may buy it from
www.jecproducts.com. $150.00 with ceramic inserts, which are
required. Can fire all three types of PMC.
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Studio 925; established 1992