Please be aware that all microwave kilns, microwave ovens and even fiber papers are not created equal. In other words you might have a friend that has the same type of oven (stove) as you, you both bake the same type of cake using the same ingredients and baking pan however; yours happen to turn out better. Something is different, what is it?
Can you tell me what the problem is and what caused it in the samples below?
RESULT: Missing graphite lining will cause cold spots and result in glass not fusing evenly.
SOLUTION: The MicroKiln Repair & Recharge kit will remedy this problem.
PROBLEM: Kiln base damaged due to one or more of the following:
- Glass or metal clay fired too hot too long.
- Firing glass or metal clay without a fiber shelf & fiber paper.
RESULT: Glass or metal clay burns hole(s) in kiln base.
SOLUTION: Always fire with a 1/8" fiber shelf and 1/32" fiber paper. Fuse glass and sinter metal clay at the correct temp and rate based on your microwave oven's wattage.
RESULT: Metal clay design destroyed resulting from over firing (fired too hot, too long or combination of both).
SOLUTION: Fire and sinter metal clay at the correct temp and rate based on your microwave oven's wattage.
Black based dichroic etched design displays part of clear top fused glass layer on upper left of design.
Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing pictures of your designs.