Creative Freedom with NEW Art Clay Silver 650
We’ve all been fans of silver clay since we launched our range of Precious Metal Clay (PMC) last year, but since this launch we’ve been inundated for requests for Art Clay. We’re now pleased to say that Cooksongold is stocking both Art Clay Silver 650, alongside Precious Metal Clay (PMC).
So what is ART CLAY? Art Clay is a precious metal clay which looks and feels like ordinary sculpting or porcelain clay with fine particles of pure silver mixed with a non-toxic organic binder. The binder burns out during firing, leaving a pure silver item. It is an amazing material which gives the artist the freedom to create an object in clay, which when fired results in a pure, fine silver piece. The skill set required is more that of a model maker/sculptor/designer than those normally associated with a professional jeweller.
This Art Clay is known as Silver 650, simply because it can be fired at 650°C. In fact at this low temperature it can be fired with sterling silver, dichroic glass and natural stones. This 650 version of Art Clay is slightly brighter than other clays. It shrinks by around 8% to 9%. Fire at 650°C for 30 minutes or 780°C for five minutes. Only use the higher temperature if the piece does not include sterling silver or glass. The object must be dry before firing.
Our Art Clay range includes :
• Art Clay – the main product used for creating your piece.
• Art Clay Slow Dry Clay – ideal for intricate modelling,
• Art Clay Paste – for gluing parts together and repair work & for texturing
• Art Clay Syringe – used for fine decoration
• Art Clay Paper – great for folding or embellishment
• Silver Oil Paste – used after firing to repair cracks or glue fired pieces together
If you are new to Art Clay why not take a look at our Art Clay Starter kit which includes clay, DVD and a 12 page instruction book plus a selection of essential tools all for only £36.95!