Can I fire polymer clay with metal?
I've never worked with earthenware outside of supervised high school art class so I'm really dumbfounded here and appreciate your expertise.
My cat passed recently and my family got her paw-print indented in polymer clay to serve as a memento. I was thinking of putting her metal nametag (steel, I believe) in the clay. I recall my teacher warned us against firing pottery with metal since it would shatter from the temperature difference but that was with really high temperatures in a big intimidating kiln; the instructions for the pawprint kit says we only need to fire it at 275 degrees fahrenheit. Is there a way I can safely inset the metal nametag?
Thanks for your time!