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Kitiki is an on-line shop for jewellery-making materials, Art Clay, bronze clay, and copper clay metal clays, glass clay, low-cost table-top electric kilns, tumblers and polishers, professional-quality precision tools, and a diverse range of courses.
Kitiki provides the full Art Clay range: 650 silver clay, original silver, slow dry, slow tarnish, paste, oil paste, overlay paste, syringe clay, paper clay, gold clay, gold paste, gold foil, and cork clay.
Kitiki includes electric kilns, kiln shelves, kiln paper, precision jewellery and craft tools, pliers and cutters, rotary tumblers, magnetic polishers, shot, grit, mini-drills, mandrels, triblets, UK ring guages, files, rollers and spacers, texture sheets, moulds, stones, findings, abrasives, glues, safety equipment, and other tools and accessories.
The Kitiki Studio provides a comprehensive Art Clay educational programme as classes, masterclasses, workshops, and Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 teacher-certification courses taught by Aida-certified teachers, as well as classes for related products and techniques.
The Kitiki Studio, Electric Kilns, Electric Tumblers, The Art Clay Club, Cherry Heaven, and MetalClay, provide the definitive UK on-line Art Clay knowledge-base and an unrivalled range of clays, kilns, tools, materials, and courses.
|CHOOSING A KILN|
The range of kilns includes the Kitiki Mini-Kiln, the Paragon BlueBird, Caldera, EZ Beader, FireFly, Home Artist, SC-2, SC-3, Xpress, Fusion, GL, Ovation, Pearl, Dragon, Iguana, Janus, KM, TNF, Viking, and Vulcan, and the the UltraLite Kiln. If you don't know where to start, mail or call.
Art Clay, sometimes called silver clay, gold clay, metal clay, or precious-metal clay, is made by Aida Chemical Industries in Japan: it's a composite clay-like material, made of fine silver or gold powder and a harmless organic binder.
As it's fired, in a kiln, on a kitchen gas hob, on a camping gaz ring, or with a butane torch, the binder vapourises and the metal powder sinters, leaving solid 999 silver or 22 carat gold: real metal, not something that just looks like metal. During firing, small amounts of non-toxic carbon dioxide and water vapour are released: so it's safe to use at home.
Silver clay can be combined with a wide range of materials, before firing: beads, copper, dichroic glass, pearls, porcelain, polymer clay, semiprecious gems, and fine silver findings.
Its easy-to-use flexibility makes it a versatile material, ideal for art colleges, home and business jewellers, ceramic cafes, craftworkers, glass studios, metalsmiths, modelmakers, and potteries.
The gallery shows pieces made during our courses. Many people were complete beginners, so their work will give you an idea of what you can achieve.
|THE ART CLAY CLUB|
The Art Clay Club is a comprehensive on-line resource about Art Clay: silver 650 clay, slow dry clay, slow tarnish clay, water paste, oil paste, overlay paste, syringe clay, paper clay, gold clay, gold paste, gold foil, and cork clay. It discusses:
Buying and using Art Clays: Aida, distributors, resellers, shopping, delivery charges, and storage; the techniques used for shaping, drying, firing, and finishing your work; and suggestions about starting or running a business.
Choosing and using tools and accessories, including: electric kilns, kiln shelves, kiln paper, precision jewellery and craft tools, pliers and cutters, rotary tumblers, magnetic polishers, shot, grit, mini-drills, mandrels, triblets, UK ring guages, files, scribers, rollers and spacers, texture sheets, moulds, abrasives, glues, and safety equipment.
Assessing the value of classes, masterclasses, workshops, or Art Clay Level 1 or Level 2 teacher-certification courses, before booking them; making the most of your valuable class-time; and subsequent discounts, services, and support.
To learn more about working with metal clays, buying and using kilns and tools, or choosing a course, transfer to The Art Clay Club using the link below the menu bar near the top of the page.
The Art Clay Club is an information resource, not a shop, providing free on-line help, 24 7 52: you don't have to register, log on, or remember a password.
This internet resource is provided by Cherry Heaven, an international distributor, on-line shop, and support centre for kilns, accessories, materials, tools, and tumblers. It's not a bead, ceramics, crafts, glass, or metal-clay home-business, selling to a small market niche.
As it's an on-line resource, 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, diagnostics, repairs, or reselling opportunities.
Cherry Heaven is an on-line distributor and retailer in West Holme, South-West England. It's 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.
Cherry Heaven was the name of the business in West London, then the shop in Corfe Castle village. Although there's no longer a shop, Cherry Heaven is still the working name.
The surrounding countryside includes green farmland, dramatic heritage cliffs, pretty stone cottages, historic buildings, sandy beaches, protected coves, open heathland, hill-top panoramic views, market towns, and peaceful villages. And lively seaside resorts. To look at some photos, use the dorset link near the top of this page.
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 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 Cherry Heaven.
|DISCOUNTS AND RESELLING|