A simple way to find out if metal clay is dehydrated enough for torch firing is to remove it from the oven after baking and placing it on a reflective surface such as a mirror, piece of glass or a high sheen bead tray. Using a tool and not your hands, slide the clay across the surface. If condensation forms where the clay has been in contact with the surface, the clay needs more drying time. If no condensation forms on the reflective surface the clay is ready for firing.
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