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Art Clay™ Silver Firing Guide*

PROJECT TORCH GAS
STOVE
TOP
KILN INITIAL
KILN
TEMP Fº
RAMP SPEED TARGET
TEMP ºF
TIME COOLING

REGULAR ART CLAY™

1] Clay Only
AC Regular or Slow Dry, Paste
*YES *YES YES Room temp
to
1600ºF
Full heat
[highest or
fastest setting]
1472º
1560º
1600ºF
30 Min
20 Min
10 Min
Air cool
or
water quench

2] Clay + Stones
AC Regular or Slow Dry, Paste
*YES *YES YES Room temp
to
300ºF
Full heat
[highest or
fastest setting]
1472º
1560º
1600ºF
30 Min
20 Min
10 Min
Air cool

3] Clay + Porcelain/Ceramic
AC Regular or Slow Dry, Paste
NO NO YES Room temp
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1472º
1560º
1600ºF
30 Min
20 Min
10 Min
Closed kiln,
Cool to below
300ºF

4] Clay + Prefused Glass *
AC Regular or Slow Dry, Paste
NO NO YES Room temp
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1472º 30 Min Crash to
1050ºF. Close
door & cool to
below 300ºF

5] Paper Type Only NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1472º 30 min Air cool

6] Clay + Paper Type as appliquè NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1472º 30 Min Air/Quench

7] Clay + Unfused Glass *
AC Regular or Slow Dry, Paste
NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1600ºF 10 Min Crash to 1050º.
Close Door and
cool to below
300ºF

8] Clay + Cork Clay
AC Regular or Slow Dry, Paste
NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1472º 30 Min Air

9] AC Gold K22 Only NO NO YES Room
to
1600ºF
Full heat 1830º 60 Min Air/Quench

10] AC Gold K22
as Paste on AC regular
*YES *YES YES Room
to
300ºF
Full heat 1600ºF 10 Min Air/Quench

11] AC Gold K22 as Paste on AC 650 *YES *YES YES Room
to
300ºF
Full heat 1560º 5 Min Air/Quench

ART CLAY 650™

[12] AC 650 Only
AC 650 Clay, Syringe, Paste
and/or Overlay Paste
*YES *YES YES Room
to
300ºF
Full heat 1200º
1290º
1380º
1435º+
30 Min
15 Min
10 Min
5 Min
Air/Quench

13] AC 650 + stones
AC 650 Clay, Syringe, Paste
and/or Overlay Paste
*YES *YES YES Room
to
300ºF
Full heat 1200º
1290º
1380º
1435º+
30 Min
15 Min
10 Min
5 Min
Air

14] AC 650 + porcelain/ceramic
AC 650 Clay, Syringe, Paste
and/or Overlay Paste
NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1200º
1290º
1380º
1435º+
30 Min
15 Min
10 Min
5 Min
Closed kiln,
cool to
below 300ºF

15] AC 650 + prefused glass *
AC 650 Clay, Syringe, Paste
and/or Overlay Paste
NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1200º
1290º
15 Min
30 Min
Crash to 1050º.
Close door &
cool to below
300ºF

16] AC 650 + unfused glass *
AC 650 Clay, Syringe, Paste
and/or Overlay Paste
NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1600º 5 Min Crash to 1050º.
Close door &
cool to below
300ºF

17] AC 650 + Cork Clay
AC 650 Clay, Syringe, Paste
and/or Overlay Paste
NO NO YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1200º
1290º
1380º
1435º+
30 Min
15 Min
10 Min
5 Min
Air

18] AC 650
+ Paper type as an appliquè
YES YES YES Room
to
300ºF
~1000º/hr 1200º
1290º
30 Min
15 Min
Air/quench


*These firing guidelines are for Art Clay(tm) Silver products. Please read the specific instructions enclosed with your metal clay product as well. After sufficient practical experience and experimentation, you might find variations to these guidelines. The variations may be due to your methods, your equipment or the alignment of the stars. Find what works for you and go with it!
*See specific firing instructions for torch and stove-top firing
*Experienced glass fusers should experiment with the temperature ranges when using glass and Art Clay(tm)
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