The Joy of Metal Clay: Pearl Grey Steel – Trial # 1

As I mentioned several Sunday’s ago, I tired creating with pearl gray steel clay. Sadly the pieces I made broke in transit….I finally decided to fire them to see whether I managed to at least sinter the clay properly. Here is what I did:I started with Pearl Grey Steel (Pearl Grey Steel Reference) mixed with Quick Fire Copper.I placed it in a steel pan with carbon and fired it with a full ramp to 1000F then held it for one hour then ramped it 750/hour to 1800F and held it for one hour. Sadly, I had failure (or partial failure, …