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  • Clay Silver and airmail!

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    Last edited by waitingformagic; 08-07-2009, 11:15 AM.

  • #2
    Firstly congratulations on your sale.
    Secondly if the silver clay is properly fired, then it changes to fine silver, so there would be no issues with cabin pressure OR drying. There are only issues with drying if it was unfired clay...

    Once fired the piece doesn't really change in consistency (unless further fired) to truly check then you should do a firing test on scrap clay.
    (using you torch fire as usual then, once cool, see if you can bend the piece or whether it breaks). if it breaks and looks kinda powdery/rough in the middle then it needs to be torch fired for longer & possibly get it hotter too.
    There are some torch firing instructions on my PMC blog (link in signature) & in the hints & tips thread (search silver clay tips).

    Hope that helps
    Nic xx
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    • #3
      If it's a piece requiring extra strength then it might be worth getting it kiln fired. Let me know if you want me to bung it in my kiln for you (just pay the postage there and back). You can PM me if you want any help with design strength advice
      Nic x
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