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
Vicky Hallmark shows you how to change the relay in a Paragon SC2 kiln.
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.
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.
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 Copper Clay - Prometheus
This excellent little video from the PMC Guild shows you how to torch fire metal clay. There's no sound, just subtitles. It's an experiment you can copy at home to help you gain confidence in torch firing.
Also from the PMC Guild, this tutorial shows the basic firing process with commentary by Tim McCreight. It can be downloaded from the Guild website. It's an excerpt from a PMC basics DVD available from Brynmorgan Press.
Using a propane oxygen torch - Art Jewelry Magazine
Four minute video showing how to turn on, light and use a propane oxygen torch. Create an account free to view this video. Create an account for free to view this video.