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Art Clay Silver - Professional 950 - Clay Type (25 grams)

$52.13

  • Manufactured by: Art Clay Silver
  • SKUs51066
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Art Clay Silver 950 Clay has the beauty and simplicity expected of the Art Clay Silver series, but also offers exceptional strength and durability. This clay is ready-to-use right from the package, with no measuring or mixing required. Soft and smooth, the slow-drying clay allows plenty of working...
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Art Clay Silver 950 Clay has the beauty and simplicity expected of the Art Clay Silver series, but also offers exceptional strength and durability. This clay is ready-to-use right from the package, with no measuring or mixing required. Soft and smooth, the slow-drying clay allows plenty of working time, but can also easily be reconditioned with water. Simple to mold, texture, and sculpt, Art Clay 950 is 60% stronger than fine silver and ideal for creating rings, clasps, hinges and other moving parts, and even bangle or cuff bracelets. Best yet, the open-shelf firing is simple and the clay needs no messy carbon; just place on a regular kiln board or firing blanket. Finish pieces easily by hand, and get exactly the shine or patina you desire. Items made with Art Clay 950 can be hallmarked as Sterling, and have a silver purity of .950 when complete. Cannot be torch fired.

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Art Clay Silver - Professional 950 - Clay Type (25 grams)


Art Clay Silver is one of an extra-ordinary line of products - and possibly one of the only truly "new" things in jewelry in a long time. Metal Clay, as it is known generically (Art Clay Silver is a brand name) is a fine silver powder (that is fine in both the sense of very tiny and also pure, unalloyed metal) that is mixed with a clay-like binder. It has the texture and appearance of ordinary pottery clay, and can be worked using the exact same techniques as are used for clay - using simple, household items like scrapers and files. Once it has dried to the "greenware" stage - it can be fired in a kiln and the clay substrate burns away and the metal particles "sinter" (attach at the molecular level) - leaving you with a solid metal object - much like a cast metal piece. This is so amazing - I'm going to say it again. It's a piece of clay that you fire and bingo - it turns into pure silver metal! Awesome!

It is a very sophisticated and beatiful medium - with the potential for huge amounts of creativity. In particular - it lends itself to very organic and fluid forms in a way that can be quite challenging to acheive with traditional metal forming techniques. As it is a little pricey - since the cost of silver went through the roof - we encourage you to take a class or read a book if you are a complete novice - so as to best maximize your value!