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The UltraLite Kiln
The UltraLite Kiln And Lid
Keum Boo Pendant
Keum Boo Pendant

The UltraLite Kiln is a small low-cost jewellery kiln used for drying and firing Art Clay and PMC silver clays, dichroic glasses, enamelling, fusing glass, granulation, keepsakes, keum boo, making jewellery, sintering metal clays, and pâte de verre.

It's an 845°C, round, open-top, plug-in, table-top, ceramic-fibre kiln, with a lift-off metal lid. It's not programmable: just on or off. However, the temperature can be controlled by moving the lid to one side.

It's ideal for your arts centre, college, course venue, craft classes, engineering workshop, home business, jewellery studio, school, or technical facility.

It heats up quickly, so it's just right for a classroom, and it's small enough to pack away if you want an occasional hobby kiln. As it only weighs about 1kg and is the size of a soup bowl, it's easy to take to craft fairs, demonstrations, and exhibitions.


Within the kiln's size and temperature limits, you can make beads, bracelets, brooches, decorations, earrings, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, jewellery, miniatures, model parts, necklace parts, ornaments, pendants, pet-id tags, rings, souvenirs, thimbles, and trinkets, as unique hand-crafted pieces or repeatable stock for sale.

You can use most of the popular small-scale materials such as Accent Gold, Art Clay metal clays, BullsEye glasses, dichroic glasses, enamels, GlasClay, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, PMC silver clay, Prometheus bronze clay, ProCopper clay, and SilverEtch.
And there's an increasingly diverse range of other metal clays, such as Cinter, Clay Mania, Creative, Goldie, Hadar Jacobson, Metal Adventures, Meteor, Noble, and PMC Sterling.


For prices, use the on-line shop link below the menu bar near the top-right of the page. The prices are for a UK-EU voltage CE-marked kiln with a stand-mat, a drying disc, a firing disc, a spatula, and a lift-off lid, and include UK VAT and UK mainland delivery. So, no other charges and you can start work straight away.


Cherry Heaven TV has made a photo book featuring other popular kilns: click the Cherry Heaven TV Player above. To learn more about them, use the links above the menu bar near the top of the page.

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The UltraLite Studio Kiln.

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Keum Boo Pendant Keum Boo Pendant.

Keum Boo Pendant Keum Boo Pendant.

STAY ON THIS PAGE, OR LOOK AT OTHER KILNS?

Electric Kilns Or Paragon Kilns? Or Mail Or Call A Technician For Help.

This comprehensive internet resource lets you research and compare kilns in your own time. And it'll help you make the right choice instead of an expensive mistake: especially if, as you learn, you discover new materials or processes, want to make larger pieces, want to run classes, or find a promising business niche.


Cherry Heaven is an EU distributor, sales, and service and support centre for electric kilns, including kilns made by Paragon, Prometheus, Kitiki, Odak, SpeedFire, and UltraLite. For convenience, I've separated the kilns into two groups on separate internet resources, Electric Kilns and Paragon Kilns, although there's cross-over:

Generally, the smaller plug-in table-top kilns are used for smaller things. They're popular for annealing beads, Art Clay metal clays, dichroics, enamelling, fusing, making jewellery, mixed-media work, PMC silver clay, porcelain, Prometheus bronze clay, and ProCopper clay. Refer to Electric Kilns.

Generally, the larger wired-in floor-standing and work-top kilns are used for larger things. They're popular for annealing, casting, ceramics, earthenware, glass, heat treating, knife making, pottery, raku, and stoneware. Refer to Paragon Kilns.


Depending which resource you're currently on, links to other resources are above the menu bar near the top of the page. If you need help, you can mail an experienced technician or call .

THE ULTRALITE STUDIO KILN
The UltraLite Kiln

The UltraLite Studio Kiln.

The UltraLite Kiln is a small low-cost jewellery kiln used for drying and firing Art Clay and PMC silver clays, dichroic glasses, enamelling, fusing glass, granulation, keepsakes, keum boo, making jewellery, sintering metal clays, and pâte de verre.

It's an 845°C, round, open-top, plug-in, table-top, ceramic-fibre kiln, with a lift-off metal lid. It's not programmable: just on or off. However, the temperature can be controlled by moving the lid to one side.


The kiln is rated at 230V 250W, so it can use a regular mains socket. To comply with EU safety regulations, the elements are embedded: an important safety feature. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The ceramic-fibre firing chamber measures 127mm x 65mm externally, and is mounted in a 62mm high plastic case. It heats from the bottom, with the fast-firing element safely embedded in a removable ceramic disc. The kiln stands on an included plastic mat to stop it sliding around. There's a front cut-out for access, which also acts as a vent for any processes that release fumes. It heats and cools quickly, and costs very little to run.

The US-made kiln has been modified for EU voltage, meets EU safety standards, and is CE marked. The 2.0m power cable has a regular UK plug. Putting the lid off-centre will effectively vent the kiln and reduce the temperature.

The accessories, options, and upgrades for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

shelf paper
ceramic fibre cloth
ceramic block
HEPA dust mask
clear protective glasses
glare-resistant glasses
heat-resistant gloves

And finally, my opinion.


The Ultra Lite Kiln is a good first-kiln, popular with keum-boo artists. Apart from its internal size, the only minor limitation is that, although 845°C is hot enough for silver metal-clays, it's not hot enough for gold metal-clays, ceramics, and porcelain.

THE ULTRALITE: KILN FURNITURE

The UltraLite Kiln Furniture.

The recommended firing kit for the UltraLite, included in the price, consists of one 77mm x 4mm cordierite drying disc for Art Clay and PMC metal clays. Cordierite is a magnesium aluminium silicate that resists thermal distortion and fracture. The drying disc is put on top of the lid and is used to dry silver clay pieces.

Kiln shelf paper will stop enamels and glass sticking to the firing disc. Kiln shelf paper is simpler and more convenient to use than glass separator for stopping enamels and glass sticking to the firing disc.

Because the kiln only heats from the bottom, you can't stack the discs and fire several layers of work at the same time. However, the included disc allows you to put one on the lid to dry metal clays whilst firing other materials.

The two red-brass hot-lids, one of which has a shallow hollow for round pieces, are generally used for keum-boo work, and are described below. They're optional extras.

ART CLAY, PMC, ENAMELLING, AND GLASS-FUSING FIRING AND DRYING DISCS

The UltraLite Kiln: Drying And Firing Discs

The Cordierite Firing Disc

The UltraLite Kiln doesn't use a conventional kiln shelf supported on short posts. Instead, it uses a firing disc made from cordierite: a magnesium aluminium silicate that resists thermal distortion and fracture. Because the kiln only heats from the bottom, you can't stack the discs and fire several layers of work at the same time.

Art Clay and PMC must be dry before firing. To dry them, put the drying disc on the lid, and put your pieces on top. If the kiln is already hot, about 10-15 minutes is enough. Remember to take the disc off before firing.

To fire them, preheat the kiln with the lid on for about 45 minutes. Remove the lid, put your pieces on the floor of the kiln, and fire for the recommended time at an orange-red colour: with the lid still off. Add about 5 minutes, to be sure. Between firings, put the lid back on for about 15 minutes.

If your metal clay pieces are delicate or irregularly shaped, put some ceramic-fibre cloth on the firing disc so that they're supported during drying and firing and don't roll around. Kiln shelf paper will stop enamels and glass sticking to the firing disc.

If you look into a red-hot kiln, even very briefly, it's important to wear glare-resistant glasses to protect your eyes from IR and UV radiation. And, although it's unlikely, some materials could flare up or explode, so wear clear protective glasses when you lift the lid: you've only got one pair of eyes.

KUEM-BOO RED-BRASS HOT-LIDS

The UltraLite Studio Kiln: The Keum Boo Hot Lids

The UltraLite Kiln Keum Boo Hot Lids

The red-brass hot-lids are used for keum-boo work. There are excellent descriptions of keum-boo on the internet so, rather than repeating them here, you'll need to research the subject. However, here's a brief description:

Keum-boo is a simple technique that bonds pure gold foil to another pure metal, such as fine silver, producing a rich gold colour. Because the gold foil is thin, the cost of adding pure gold to your work is low.

When pure silver and pure gold are brought to the correct temperature, under pressure, the molecules mesh easily to create a permanent bond. This diffusion bond occurs well below the soldering temperature for either metal.

Pure silver usually needs no preparation. Sterling silver needs treating to remove other metals from the alloy and leave a layer of pure metal on the surface.

NOTES

The UltraLite Studio Kiln: Firing Characteristics

It's important to understand that the UltraLite Kiln doesn't have a controller or a programmer. There are limitations, although you may be perfectly happy with what it can do rather than unhappy with what it can't.

Although it's not programmable, it's perfect for short stop-start processes that aren't temperature-time critical and are within its size and temperature limits

It heats up to its maximum temperature and stays there until you turn it off. For many people doing small-scale work that's enough, although it helps if you use a timer to remind you that time's up. You can buy a digital-timer in the on-line shop.


Due to the cut-out at the front, work placed near the front won't get quite as hot as work placed near the back. Slight variations won't affect metal clays, but might affect enamels and glass so, if you work with temperature-critical materials or processes, you'll need to experiment at the beginning.

The maximum temperature, about 845°C, is a function of the kiln's design: it stabilises when the heat being supplied is equal to the heat being lost. Moving the lid off-centre will allow heat to escape and reduce the temperature. You can't over-fire silver clays as silver doesn't melt until about 962°C.

For firing Art Clay and PMC don't use the included disc as a firing disc. For keum-boo work use the red brass tops. You can work with dichroic glasses, enamels, and fused glass, but you'll need to experiment.

If you want to know the exact temperature you'll need a pyrometer with a thermocouple. You can buy a digital pyrometer in the on-line shop.

SILVER CLAY
Art Clay Silver Pendant By Petra Cameron

Aida Art Clay Silver And Mitsubishi PMC Silver Clay.

There are two popular makes of silver clay: Art Clay made by Aida Chemical Industries and PMC made by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, in Japan. They're both clay-like materials made of fine silver powder and water-soluble organic binders.

Art Clay Silver and PMC Silver, sometimes just called silver clay, metal clay, or precious-metal clay, are easy to fire: put your dried work on a kiln shelf and programme the temperature and hold-time.

As they're fired, the binders vapourise, releasing very small amounts of non-toxic carbon dioxide and water, and the metal powder sinters, leaving solid 999 silver: real metal, not something that just looks like metal.

Although Paragon kilns include a durable shelf kit so that you can start work straight away, several shelves can be stacked to make better use of your time and reduce the unit-cost of firing: so you might want more than one.


Although we chose to work with, sell, and provide classes in Art Clay, both makes fire in a similar way. So any kiln suitable for Art Clay will be just as good for PMC.

If you're currently using PMC, try Art Clay. There are differences in the feel, the shrinkage, the strength, the surface lustre, the product range, the pricing, and the general commercial setup if you're running a serious business.


To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. You can buy ArtClay, bronze clay, copper clay, glass clay, gold clay, and related products in the on-line shop.

BRONZE CLAY
Bronze-Copper Lobster Bangle By Gordon Uyehara

Bronze Clay And BronzClay.

There are three popular makes of bronze clay: Bronze Clay made by ClayMania, BronzClay made by Metal Adventures, and Prometheus Bronze ProClay made by Odak. They're all clay-like materials made of fine bronze powder and water-soluble organic binders. However, they're fired in different ways:

Prometheus Bronze Clay is easy to fire: wrap your dried work in kitchen tissue or ceramic cloth, put it on a kiln shelf, and programme the temperature and hold time. It can also be fired in charcoal.

Clay Mania Bronze Clay and MetalAdventures BronzClay fire in a special way. Fired normally, the surface would oxidise so, to minimize this, they're embedded in activated charcoal granules in a covered stainless steel container. Charcoal made from coconut shells produces a natural bronze colour, and charcoal made from coal produces a colourful range of patinas.

As they're fired, the binders vapourise, releasing very small amounts of non-toxic carbon dioxide and water, and the metal powder sinters, leaving solid bronze, an alloy of 89% copper and 11% tin: real metal, not something that just looks like metal.


The stainless steel container for the Paragon SC-2 measures 162mm x 176mm x 100mm, and holds 1 litre of charcoal. To fire larger pieces, or more pieces at the same time, you'll need a larger kiln, such as the Paragon Xpress E-12A. The container for the E-12A measures 265mm x 162mm x 152mm and holds 3 litres of charcoal.

The 1230°C firebrick E12A costs more than the 1095°C ceramic-fibre SC2. However, it's two and a half times larger than the SC-2 and is a versatile mixed-media kiln suited to continual high temperatures.

Particulates represent a health risk if they're breathed in, so wear a HEPA mask when cleaning out your kiln, mixing kiln wash, and working with charcoals, ceramic-fibre blocks, cloths, and papers. And, ideally, use protective glasses.

Although Paragon kilns include a durable shelf kit so that you can start work straight away, several shelves can be stacked to make better use of your time and reduce the unit-cost of firing: so you might want more than one.


I can't recommend one clay as being the best. There are differences in the feel, the firing, the shrinkage, the strength, and the surface patinas, so try them and experiment: they're not expensive.
However, as Prometheus Bronze Clay is easy to fire and costs less than the others, try it first? It comes as 100gm of soft clay in a packet, or 10gm of creamy clay in a syringe with three tips that you can cut or shape.

There's also Creative Bronze, which is almost certainly Prometheus Bronze Clay renamed. I'll leave it you to work out why ProBronze is £19.75 for 100gm with no delivery charge and Creative Bronze is £24.95 plus £4.95 shipping.


In November 2012, 100gms of Art Clay Silver Clay costs about 24 times more than Prometheus Bronze Clay. So, if you're still in the learning phase, you can try out ideas before possibly wasting your expensive silver clay. However, bronze is a beautiful metal so, as with many materials, you need to exploit its qualities and try to produce beautiful original pieces.

To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. You can buy ArtClay, bronze clay, copper clay, glass clay, gold clay, and related products in the on-line shop.

COPPER CLAY
Copper Earring By Zina Kuscynska Richterova

Copper Clay And CopprClay.

There are four popular makes of copper clay: Art Clay Copper made by Aida Chemical Industries, Copper Clay made by ClayMania, CopprClay made by Metal Adventures, and Prometheus Copper ProClay made by Odak. They're all clay-like materials made of fine copper powder and water-soluble organic binders. However, they're fired in different ways:

Clay Mania Copper Clay and MetalAdventures CopprClay fire in a special way. Fired normally, the surface would oxidise so, to minimize this, they're embedded in activated charcoal granules in a covered stainless steel container. Charcoal made from coconut shells produces a natural copper colour.

Art Clay Copper is easy to fire: put your dried work on a kiln shelf, and programme the temperature and hold time. In most kilns, several shelves can be stacked to make better use of your time: so you might want more than one.

Prometheus Copper Clay is easy to fire: wrap your dried work in kitchen tissue or ceramic cloth, put it on a kiln shelf, and programme the temperature and hold time. It can also be fired in charcoal.

As they're fired, the binders vapourise, releasing very small amounts of non-toxic carbon dioxide and water, and the metal powder sinters, leaving solid copper: real metal, not something that just looks like metal.


The stainless steel container for the Paragon SC-2 measures 162mm x 176mm x 100mm, and holds 1 litre of charcoal. To fire larger pieces, or more pieces at the same time, you'll need a larger kiln, such as the Paragon Xpress E-12A. The container for the E-12A measures 265mm x 162mm x 152mm and holds 3 litres of charcoal.

The 1230°C firebrick E12A costs more than the 1095°C ceramic-fibre SC2. However, it's two and a half times larger than the SC-2 and is a versatile mixed-media kiln suited to continual high temperatures.

Particulates represent a health risk if they're breathed in, so wear a HEPA mask when cleaning out your kiln, mixing kiln wash, and working with charcoals, ceramic-fibre blocks, cloths, and papers. And, ideally, use protective glasses.

Although Paragon kilns include a durable shelf kit so that you can start work straight away, several shelves can be stacked to make better use of your time and reduce the unit-cost of firing: so you might want more than one.


I can't recommend one clay as being the best. There are differences in the feel, the firing, the shrinkage, the strength, and the surface patinas, so try them and experiment: they're not expensive.
However, as Prometheus Copper Clay is easy to fire and costs less than the others, try it first? It comes as 100gm of soft clay in a packet, or 10gm of creamy clay in a syringe with three tips that you can cut or shape.

There's also Creative Copper, which is almost certainly Prometheus Copper Clay renamed. I'll leave it you to work out why ProCopper is £19.75 for 100gm with no delivery charge and Creative Copper is £24.95 plus £4.95 shipping.


In November 2012, 100gms of Art Clay Silver Clay costs about 24 times more than Prometheus Copper Clay. So, if you're still in the learning phase, you can try out ideas before possibly wasting your expensive silver clay. However, copper is a beautiful metal so, as with many materials, you need to exploit its qualities and try to produce beautiful original pieces.

To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. You can buy ArtClay, bronze clay, copper clay, glass clay, gold clay, and related products in the on-line shop.

GLASS CLAY
Glass Clay Flowers By Geneva Perkins

Glass Clay And GlasClay.

GlasClay is made by ClayMania in vibrant colours, based on glasses from Bullseye and Oruboros. It's a clay-like material made of fine glass powder and water-soluble organic binders. It's sold as a box of twelve colours in 12gm pots.

The colours in the table below are a rough guide, and the clay powder, mixed powders, fused glass, and re-fused glass will not all look the same. They're all COE90: read this pop-up.


COLOUR COLOUR COLOUR CODE
Black Opal Bullseye 90 100
Blue Grey Opal Uroboros 90 076
Cinnabar Bullseye 90 309
Cornflower Blue Uroboros 90 408
Deep Cobalt Blue Opal Bullseye 90 147
Deep Plum Bullseye 90 1105
Emerald Green Uroboros 90 700
Grenadine Red Uroboros 90 606
Lemon Grass Opal Uroboros 90 356
Midnight Blue Bullseye 90 1118
Shaded Lawn Opal Bullseye 90 120
Vermillion Uroboros 90 6071

As it's fired, the binders vapourise, releasing very small amounts of non-toxic carbon dioxide and water, and the glass powder fuses, leaving solid glass: real glass, not something that just looks like glass.


GlasClay is easy to fire: put your dried pieces on some ceramic shelf-paper on a kiln shelf and programme the temperature and hold time.

GlasClay can be shaped easily. You can make three-dimensional objects and free yourself from the constraint of working with flat glass. The size is only determined by the support you can give it. Perhaps the most exciting opportunity is to make your own beads without a torch.

The firing temperature and time are important: glass clays have to fuse, not melt. There's a difference between fusing and melting: During fusing, the binder in the glass clay vapourises and the glass powder particles bond to make solid glass. During melting, the glass powder particles liquify and lose their original clay-shape.

Particulates represent a health risk if they're breathed in, so wear a HEPA mask when cleaning out your kiln, mixing kiln wash, and working with charcoals, ceramic-fibre blocks, cloths, and papers. And, ideally, use protective glasses.

Although Paragon kilns include a durable shelf kit so that you can start work straight away, several shelves can be stacked to make better use of your time and reduce the unit-cost of firing: so you might want more than one.


To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. You can buy ArtClay, bronze clay, copper clay, glass clay, gold clay, and related products in the on-line shop.

GOLD CLAY
Gold Clay Pendant By Claudia S Atkins

Aida Art Clay Gold And Mitsubishi PMC Gold Clay.

There are two popular makes of gold clay: Art Clay made by Aida Chemical Industries and PMC made by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, in Japan. They're both clay-like materials made of fine gold powder and water-soluble organic binders.

Art Clay Gold and PMC Gold, sometimes just called gold clay, metal clay, or precious-metal clay, are easy to fire: put your dried work on a kiln shelf and programme the temperature and hold-time.

As they're fired, the binders vapourise, releasing very small amounts of non-toxic carbon dioxide and water, and the metal powder sinters, leaving solid 22 carat gold: real metal, not something that just looks like metal.

Although Paragon kilns include a durable shelf kit so that you can start work straight away, several shelves can be stacked to make better use of your time and reduce the unit-cost of firing: so you might want more than one.


Although we chose to work with, sell, and provide classes in Art Clay, both makes fire in a similar way. So any kiln suitable for Art Clay will be just as good for PMC.

If you're currently using PMC, try Art Clay. There are differences in the feel, the shrinkage, the strength, the surface lustre, the product range, the pricing, and the general commercial setup if you're running a serious business.


To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. You can buy ArtClay, bronze clay, copper clay, glass clay, gold clay, and related products in the on-line shop.

THE ULTRALITE STUDIO KILN

A Cherry Heaven Internet Resource

This internet resource is provided by Cherry Heaven, an international distributor, on-line shop, and support centre for kilns, materials, tools, and tumblers. It's not a bead, ceramics, crafts, glass, or metal-clay home-business, selling a few things to a market niche.

As it's on-line, there isn't a paper catalogue or a price list. However, you can mail or call a technician about kilns, power supplies, public area safety, a special project, business ideas, home diagnostics, repairs, or reselling opportunities.

CHERRY HEAVEN

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Cherry Heaven is an on-line shop in West Holme, Dorset, South-West England. The surrounding countryside includes green farmland, dramatic heritage cliffs, pretty stone cottages, historic buildings, sandy beaches, protected coves, open heathland, hill-top panoramic views, and peaceful villages. And lively seaside resorts. To look at some photos, use the dorset link on the front page.

Cherry Heaven is an EU distributor for US-made Paragon Kilns, and has been commended for an outstanding performance as one of Paragon's top-selling distributors over 2007 to : a pleasing outcome since the UK is only one third the area of Texas and one fortieth the area of the US.

PARAGON INDUSTRIES

Paragon Industries Incorporated, 2011 South Town East Boulevard, Mesquite, Texas, 75149-1122, USA.

Paragon Industries started as a family business in 1948. It's now the world's leading manufacturer of electric kilns and furnaces, and has built over 420,000. The 4,400 square-metre site, in Mesquite, Texas, USA, has over 70 full-time staff. A new 1,700 square-metre warehouse is under construction.

During manufacture, every kiln is checked at every stage by a technician and signed-off before shipping. They're simply but robustly engineered, and you're buying a comprehensive, versatile, safe, low-cost kiln: a kiln with a future.

Paragon kilns conform to the demanding UL 499 standard in the US, and are CE Marked for the EU. Paragon is Greek for Model Of Perfection.

CLASSES AND COURSES

The Kitiki Studio's Classes And Courses.

The Kitiki Studio provides an Art Clay educational programme, as classes, masterclasses, workshops, and Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 certification. However, as we're in a rural area, I can recommend teachers that might be nearer. If you're interested, mail or call.

SHOPPING

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