Half Pot Firing Container

3 1/8" x5 5/8" x 3 3/4"  tall.  Holds about 5 oz of carbon (sold separately)

This firing container is perfect for front loading kilns.

Ceramic vessels will not oxidize, therefore no flakes in your kiln. 

Firing Tips:

  • Test bronze and copper clay to determine the best firing temperature for your kiln.  Blisters are an indication of over fired metal.
  • For firing PMCpro or BronzClay you can remove the container as soon as it is done firing.  Make sure you have proper safety equipment and a heat proof surface on which to place it.  Remove soot and then stir a few times to cool the carbon.  With a Treasure Sifter (slotted spoon) remove your pieces.  It is recommended to quench in water.
  • For firing CopperClay wait for the temperature after firing cycle is complete, to drop to 900F.  Open the door one inch and wait for the temp to drop to 600F.  Now you may remove from the kiln.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Although these firing vessels are virtually thermal shockproof, removing them from a kiln at temperatures while still red hot is NOT advised as there are risks involved.   If you have time,  wait until it is fully cooled before removing from kiln, for your best safety.  Otherwise, it is wise to have floor coverings, wear cotton clothes, closed-toe shoes, hair tied back, and heat proof surfaces next to kiln.

 Containers are hotter than the thermocouple states on the kiln! 

  These are handmade from molds not machined.  Therefore they are not perfect and will have imperfections.  Also the lids are not supposed to fit perfectly.  It's actually preferrable to prop the lid just slightly when firing.  So the lid doesn't not need to fit perfectly. 

Not sure about this item?  Here is someone else's testimonial to help you decide:

" I ordered the full size and the half size ceramic firing pan. I have a Paragon front door kiln and I found that the Half size pan fires perfectly. Bronze is finally sintered well.
I have been using the full size previously and only firing six med sized pieces at a time. I found that the half size works better with the same amount of pieces. Thank you for helping me in my quest for the perfect firing tool."
 - Cheri Platter

FTS249  Half Pot Firing Container *C*

Stock Status: Available
Price: $29.95  $21.40