On this page you'll find links to videos that'll help you learn about firing metal clay. There are also links to kiln firing videos. You may need to download flash to view these videos. If so, click here to download it free. All links open in a new window.
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Firing Bronze Clay - Sabine Alienor
Firing Prometheus Bronze Clay - Carrie Story
Video tutorial of conventional kiln firing for Prometheus Bronze Clay.
This clay can be fired with no carbon and just a small butane torch!
Vicky Hallmark shows you how to change the relay in a Paragon SC2 kiln.
Micro Torch Basics - Craftsy
This is a free tutorial. Butane micro torches are a compact and efficient heat source for soldering, firing precious metal clay, finishing enamelwork and other projects. They're inexpensive, safe and easy to use. In this five-lesson class, best-selling author and teacher Kate Richbourg shows you how to fill, light and adjust your torch and use it to shape, secure and finish metal jewelry. You'll learn how to size rings perfectly and how to choose the right materials. Then Kate shows you her signature stack ring set and a perfect band ring made from half-round silver wire.
This six minute video shows the whole torch firing of a piece of silver from Noble Clay which is a little boring but once the piece is fired, it shows some experiments with bending the piece. This illustrates that the firing process makes the piece strong enough to bend, straighten, bend again etc. The piece fired is quite thin and the lighting of the video doesn't really show the piece glowing during firing which beginners might find misleading. For the long standing brands of silver clay, torch firing requires the piece to glow a salmon pink colour for the firing time. A useful video if you want to experiment with Noble Silver Clay.
Pam East's reveiw of the Speed Fire Electric Mini Frontloading kiln. This review includes an overview of the kiln AND plenty of tips for getting the most out of it. Learn all about how to prepare and use a firing profile to get the best results from an infinite dial controlled kiln. This is a great entry level kiln.
Useful video from Paragon about the manual and digital Caldera Kilns.
This page contains audio and video tutorials on care and maintenance of your Paragon kiln. It includes video tutorials on programming the kilns and a fascinating factory tour showing how the kilns are made.
Demonstration of the Evenheat Set-Pro control being programmed for Custom Metal Clay Firing. For Set-Pro equipped kilns built after April 10, 2011.
Programming your Evenheat Kiln Set Pro Controller - pre April 10, 2011
Demonstration of the Evenheat Set-Pro control for metal clay being programmed using USER Mode Programs. For Set-Pro equipped kilns built before April 11, 2011.
Programming your Paragon Kiln - Whole Lotta Whimsy
Four minute tutorial on programming the Paragon Kiln controller.
This is a video tutorial for firing Prometheus Copper in activated carbon in a kiln. This clay can be fired without carbon and with a small butane torch.
Have a browse through the video tutorials from Rio Grande. They cover metal clay, bronze clay, copper clay, jewelry making, how to use tools videos, resin, forging metal, stone setting, patination and lots of other things. Well worth a browse.
Torch Firing Metal Clay with a Butane Torch - Art Jewellery Magazine
Torch Firing Prometheus Bronze Clay - Carrie Story
Torch Firing Prometheus Copper Clay - Prometheus