Please do search the archives for more on PMC, as we covered
this rather extensively just a few months ago.
Also visit pmclay.com to see Studio PMC, the newsletter on PMC.
I think you can sign up for a paper copy of the newsletter there
as well. You can even see my recent article if it is still up.
The site also lists workshops.
No, you can’t fire the PMC in an oven. You need access to a
kiln that can reach and consistantly maintain 1560 F for 2
hours. The cheapest one is the Paragon Rapid Fire, available
from Lark Books for $285. plus $55. for the control box. The
kiln that is probably a better choice is the new one from Rio
Grande (riogrande.com) for $485.00 complete that was designed
specifically for PMC.
It is simple to fire if you have the kiln and follow the
instructions in the free booklet that comes with each order of
PMC to a T.
Perhaps there is an art center near you with a workshop in it,
or that would allow you to use the kiln. You would have to
evaluate the kiln, though, to make sure it would do.