Want to do kiln carving? This thicker fibre paper is ideal. Just cut using a craft knife and place between the glass and the shelf - a great low-cost way to add some special effects. See the Kilncarving Tipsheet for more information.
6mm Fibre paper is very versatile- as well as kiln carving, you can also cut and construct with it for bas relief design or use it to form low profile dams when making pieces using frit.
Use with fibre hardener to create rigid moulds that can withstand more than one firing.
We don’t recommend firing onto the fibre above 804C (for kilncarving) unless you are planning to do some coldworking.
Biosoluble Fibre Paper is not the same as Ceramic Fibre (which we have never sold). The fibre paper we sell is made from an Alkaline-earth Silicate Wool, unlike Ceramic Fibre, AES Wool is biosoluble and if inhaled does not accumulate in the lungs. This is an excellent and safer alternative to ceramic fibre but it will not withstand the higher temperatures required for processes such as pot melts. Whilst AES is considerably safer to use than Ceramic Fibre, it can be itchy so we recommend using a FFP3 Dust Mask and cleaning up using a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Please note: This fibre does not give as smooth a finish as Thinfire paper. Opal glasses tend to stick to fibre papers more than clear and transparent coloured glasses, for this reason we do not recommend fibre paper is used as a shelf separator unless it is used on combination with another separator such as Thinfire paper.
This fibre paper is designed for one time use, but you may get two firings in some applications at lower firings. This is because our fibre paper does not contain harmful ceramic fibre. For more than one firing, try SilkeMat Fibre Blanket which we also stock.