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I think I have outlined my struggles here with getting Goldie Bronze to sinter. I seemed to be the only person who couldn't do it....people were having all kinds of success with it, and extolling it's virtues...how easy it was to fire, how quick....blah, blah, blah. I tried every thing....new carbon, higher temps, lower temps, different firing containers, voodoo, witchcraft, etc...
On Thursday I received my new brick kiln, Paragon E12A, so tonight I took the very last of the clay I was given by Val Lewis (Goldie Clay Supplier) to test, and achieved total success!!!! I can't even tell you how exciting it was.
Now, to experiment further. I'm going to be experimenting with some miniature frames, but I have to figure out the support in the carbon. I made this silver one last night to experiment, but with about $50 worth of clay, I'm a tiny bit hindered in making a large vignette with numerous frames.....we shall see....a combo perhaps?
Thank you to Celie Fago for the advice on which kiln to purchase, and Val Lewis for turning me on to this...remember I was NEVER going to use base metals:)