"MINI" Metal Clay & Glass MicroKiln Kit (This is a Microwavable Oven Kiln)

$110.00 $85.00

The "MINI" Metal Clay & Glass MicroKiln Kit

The original microwave kiln, the "Art Box," was invented by the Japanese, who also invented two very well-known brands of metal clay - PMC and ART Clay. The Art Box was later renamed the MicroKiln. The MicroKiln has been tested by professional kiln formed glass, ceramic and certified metal clay artists.

The MicroKiln is a ceramic type container consisting of a base and hood made for use in a household microwave oven (900 or lower wattage microwave oven recommended). The kiln is made of a white ceramic insulating fiber and lined on the inside of the hood with a black graphite type compound that absorbs the microwave radiation and heats up the kiln to 1650°F.

The heat from the graphite type compound in the hood is then transferred to the piece being fired. It takes between 3 to 10 minutes to reach peak temperature ranges depending on the size of the microwave kiln, the piece(s) being fired, and the microwave’s wattage. 

The "Mini" which is the smallest and fastest firing of the MicroKilns can fire-to-sinter any of the metal clays listed below  following the explicit instructions provided in the "Mini" Metal Clay & Glass MicroKiln Kit documentation.

Special Note:  The "Mini" Metal Clay & Glass MicroKiln documentation is not a tutorial on how to create metal clay designs; for that I refer you to documentation that comes with your metal clay, and tutorials and videos offered by websites such as Cooltools.us, Metalclayacademy.com, etc.

 - Art Clay Silver (all forms)
 - PMC (all forms except Gold & Sterling Silver which are not yet tested)
 -
Metal Adventures EZ960                                                                        
 
- Art Clay Copper (tutorial not included with this kit)

The "Mini" Metal Clay & Glass MicroKiln Kit comes with the following:
 - (2) Pre-cut Black  & Clear COE 90 Bullseye Glass 
 - (1) Package of COE 90 CBS Dichroic Mosaic Chips
 - (1) Package of Multi-Color COE 90 Bullseye Mini Squares (for creating glass cabochons)
 - (2) Pendant Bails
 - (1) Pendant Cording

The "Mini" Metal Clay & Glass MicroKiln also comes with the following documentation that is emailed to you via www.transferbigfiles.com after notification of kiln arrival.
       - "Mini" MicroKiln Metal Clay & Glass Tutorial (14 pages w/pics)
       -  Dichroic Mosaic Jewelry Pendant Tutorial (4 pages w/pics)
       -  Glossary of Tools, Supplies & Techniques
       -  Vendor Resource Sheet
       -  Recommended Books & Videos 

In addition to the above, FREE Email, Text, and Phone Support is provided.

 IMPORTANT NOTICES & WARNING 

 All instructional documents must be read in their entirety before using this kiln. Designs by Sylvanye Glass Teaching Studio is not responsible or liable for any damage whatsoever to the kiln or any design resulting from improper use or failure to explicitly follow directions or any damage or injury of any kind incurred while using this kiln.

The "Mini" MicroKiln & Glass Tutorial is not sold separately at this time and is not a "How to Create Metal Clay" document.  It is a tutorial that teaches how to fire-to-sinter the metal clays listed above as well as how to create glass cabs for inclusion into metal clay designs if desired.

THIS IS NOT A TOY

and should not be used by anyone under 18 years of age without close parental supervision.

ADDITIONAL TUTORIALS

The following tutorials are being developed for use with the "Mini" Metal Clay & Glass MicroKil:

  • Art Clay Copper 
  • Glass Clay
  • Freeze & Fuse Glass
  • Modeling Glass
  • Enameling on Metal
  • Ceramic & Porcelain 

 

SHIPPING INFORMATION

USA, Canada & International:

  • This kit will be shipped via the United States Postal Service.

  • All documents including tutorials mentioned above, will be emailed via www.transferbigfiles.com available for download upon receipt notification of kiln arrival.

  • You may also contact us prior to placing your order for additional information via  Phone/Text 1+ (615) 397-6406 or Email mkhdblog@gmail@gmail.com.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Can Be Fired In The "Mini"?

What Is The Size Of The "Mini"?

The outer dimensions of this "Mini" is  4.75" x 3.25” with an inside platform shelf of 3.00" x .25.

What Equipment, Tools & Other Items Needed?

  • Dedicated 900-Watt microwave oven - used to provide heat to the "Mini".  Use of higher wattage microwave ovens is not recommended and can result in damage. Any such damage to the "Mini" or  design(s) as a result of such use shall be the liability of the user.
  • Fiber Shelf - 1/8" or thicker fiber paper used to protect bottom of kiln.
  • Fiber Paper -  1/32"  to keep glass from sticking to shelf.
  • Metal Clay -checkout the list of tested metal clays above.
  • Fusible Glass  - various colors, types & textures. Tested compatible glass for fusing highly recommended)
  • Glass Nippers - used to chip away at glass to form small pieces or to shape glass.
  • Tweezers – long and short picking up tiny design pieces.
  • Hair Spray – White Rain or Suave brands (in the pump) work well for adhering tiny glass pieces to base glass sheets.
  • Toothpicks– used for moving tiny glass pieces in place before or after being sprayed with hair spray.
  • Alcohol – 91% alcohol for cleaning glass pieces along with Paper Towels.
  • Heat Resistant Sheet - stainless steel baking sheet or large ceramic tile - used to place MicroKiln on when removing from oven to finish cooling.
  • Small Ceramic Post - kiln post or cracked piece of ceramic - used to prop MicroKiln hood open for cooling.
  • Safety Gloves & Safety Glasses
  • Metal Clay - metal clay designs to be fired.
  • Small Water Dish - water to quench metal clay.
  • Paper Towels or cleaning cloth - for drying of designs

How Long To Fire Metal Clay, Glass & Both?  Well That Depends On The Following:

  • Microwave Oven – turntable & power level feature required.
  • Oven Wattage – the wattage has a direct bearing on the firing times.  This kiln requires a 900 Watt microwave oven to ensure successfully firings.
  • Size & Thickness - Glass or Metal Clay Design - Some glass fire faster than others as well as the quantity of glass layers and the thickness of the clay.
  • Size of MicroKiln - smaller the kiln the faster the firing time.
  • Glass & Metal Clay Types – Fusible Art Glass, Float/Window Glass, Stained Glass, .960 Sterling Silver Clay or Art Clay Copper as described and instructions provided for in the "Mini" MicroKiln Tutorial.

 

Can't I Use My FuseWorks or HotPot Microwave Kiln and get the same results?

You can certainly use other types of microwave kilns, but there is no guarantee that you will have a successful firing and not cause damage to your kiln or even ruin your design(s) due to the following:

Lack of Tested Firing Schedule
•Required Microwave Oven Wattage
•Tested Metal Clays
• and more .........

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Sylvanye "Sam" Roh, Owner/Artist/Instructor
Designs by Sylvanye Glass Teaching Studio
408B Lake Farm Road - Smyrna, TN. 37167
Studio:  1+ 6153976406
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