Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Notes from aTool Junkie: My Newest Toy (I mean tool)

It's certainly been a while since I wrote a Tool Junkie article. It's been a crazy summer, for sure! Lots of things have been going on, and I've been working more and more with PMC. So I finally took the leap and bought a kiln! I've mentioned wanting one before on this blog and I've been tossing around the idea for at least a year, but I've always been a bit afraid to spend the money.

I love this thing! I've used it twice so far and it's awesome! Now I am not limited as to size or shape as I was on the Speedfire Cone. There's also no open flame like there was on the Speedfire. It heats to 2000 degrees, but doesn't get too hot on the outside, surprisingly. So far I've only fired PMC original in it, which requires a two-hour firing time. With the Speedfire, it was possible to fire for two hours, but only if you started with a full tank of propane. With the kiln, I don't have to worry about that. It's all automatic! Eventually, I will be able to try other things like putting glass with PMC and enameling.

So stay tuned for more PMC pieces. I am currently working on a new line called HOPE Jewelry and plan to make more Pussywillow jewelry soon.

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