I have used Silver PMC3 to make some end caps. I have fired them
all ready and they are ready to be used as is; but I would really
like to fire them again using a Raku glaze which is mainly used for
ceramics. There are no instructions as to firing temperature that
came with the glaze. Can someone tell me what temperature should I
fire the silver again with the glaze on it. I don’t want to go to
high and melt the silver.
According to Tim McGreights book on Precious Metal Clay, he says that
firing the PMC3 again with a ceramic glaze can be done; but there
were no temperature there either. I have already tried 1450 degrees
F. Supposedly when the glaze is hot enough it will look wet and
glossy. At that point, I am suppose to put it in a can of
combustible material such as dried leaves, paper shavings, etc. and
let it smolder; but I can’t seem to get it to the point where it has
the wet glossy look. Can someone guide me as to proper temperature
to use in my kiln that will not melt my silver end caps. This is
very new to me.
Thanks so much for any assistance!
Jeanne M. Bellone
Vintage Treasures (est. June 2001)
Jewelcollect Registered Member