Sculpting Clay

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There are two basic kinds of sculpting clay, Oil Based Clay and Water Based Clay. All of the oil based clay that we sell is sulfur-free.


Oil Based Clay

Oil based clay is clay mixed with some kind of oil or combinations of oil. It will not dry out, but it will oxidize over time and become difficult to work with. Sometimes, you can manipulate the consistency of the clay by mixing it with petroleum jelly, but this is difficult. Some oil based clays, like Plastina, contain sulfur and can't be used with silicone molding compounds. Plastina can be sealed with a sealer or shellac, but any coating of this type will take away some of the details of your sculpture. We recommend and use our Industrial Tooling clay, which is easy to work and won't react with silicones. Some oil based clays can be melted and poured into a mold. Preheating oil based clay will soften it and make it easy to work with.

Klean clay has gone the way of the Earth. The old gentleman who made it used up the last of his chemicals and retired. He did, however, sell his formulas and equipment to a competitor who has taken up the cause. The replacement clay is as follows:

Clay

Oil Based Student Clay

Oil Based Student Clay

(ASTM Certified)

This sulfur-free clay is perfect for direct contact with a tin-cure silicone mold making compound. It comes in two colors, cream or brown. It also comes in two hardness's, Firm or regular. Each pound of clay is wrapped.

Cream Regular is now available in 1 lb. bars.


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CLAYCF-24 Student Clay, Cream Firm 24 lbs $96.90
CLAYCR-24 Student Clay Cream Regular 24 lbs. $96.90
CLAYBR-24 Student Clay, Brown 24 lbs $96.90

Cream

Cream Regular is now available in 1 lb. bars.


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CLAYCR-1 Student Clay Cream Regular 1 lb. $5.49

Industrial Tooling Clay in Bulk

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We have returned to one of our old staples, Industrial Tooling clay. It comes in a large 45 lb. slab. This clay is natural in color (cream) with regular firmness. This is a great way to get a lot of clay at a reasonable price!


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ITC-45 Industrial Tooling Clay, 45 lbs $174.00

Modeling Clay

Modeling Clay

Modeling Clay

This is a sulfur-free clay that can be melted to a liquid and poured into a mold (including alginate molds). Unless you specify otherwise, a neutral color such as: flesh, tan, grey or the like will be shipped. This clay is very soft.

Modeling Clay Color Code


Modeling Clay 4.5 lb.

Modeling Clay 4.5 lb.

4.5 lb., 2kg brick.


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VN10501 Yellow Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10503 Red Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg N/A
VN10506 Blue Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10508 Green Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10509 White Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10510 Ivory Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10511 Black Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10512 Gray Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10513 Gray Green Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10514 Sculptor Gray Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10516 Terra Cotta Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg N/A
VN10517 Brown Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10518 Beige Flesh Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99
VN10519 Dark Green Modeling Clay, 4.5 lb. 2kg $14.99

Modeling Clay 1 lb.

Modeling Clay 1 lb.

1 lb., 454g bar.


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VN10101 Yellow Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10102 Orange Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A
VN10103 Red Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10104 Magenta Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10105 Violet Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10106 Blue Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10107 Turquoise (Sky) Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10108 Green Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10109 White Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10110 Ivory Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A
VN10111 Black Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10112 Gray Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10113 Gray Green Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10114 Sculptor Gray Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10115 Silver Gray Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A
VN10116 Terra Cotta Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A
VN10117 Brown Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10118 Beige Flesh Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10119 Dark Green Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10120 Golden Ochre Modeling Clay, 1 lb. $3.49
VN10121 Pastel Yellow Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A
VN10124 Pink Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A
VN10126 Baby Blue Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A
VN10128 Mint Modeling Clay, 1 lb. N/A

Water Based Clay

Water based clay is simply that, clay mixed with water. It is usually very inexpensive, but it must be kept covered or it will dry out. Water based clay is easy to work with when it has just the right amount of water, which is easy to manipulate. It is easy to remove from a mold with a water sprayer. Its disadvantages are equal to its advantages; it is often hard to control. If a project goes into many days, it will sag and separate easily. This clay cannot be used with plastics, epoxies or polymers.

Moist Clay

Moist Clay

This is a natural gray clay that fires to a light buff. Clay Flour and Moist Clay are natural, gray, water based pottery clays. They are exceptionally smooth, pliable and suitable for hand modeling and wheel throwing. Cones 5-10.


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MCLAY-5 Moist Clay, 5 lbs N/A
MCLAY-25 Moist Clay, 25 lbs N/A

Mexican Pottery Clay

Mexican Pottery Clay

Mexican Pottery Clay will shrink during drying, so it is best to hollow out bulky sculptures or wrap a slab of clay around a loose crumpled paper armature before modeling.

You should allow the finished piece to dry slowly and evenly on all sides at room temperature away from heat until it hardens. When the piece is completely dry, you can decorate it with: AMACO Rub 'n Buff, school paints, temperas, acrylics or liquid crayons.

After decorating, it is a good idea to coat the finished piece with shellac or varnish to seal it and make it water resistant.


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MEX-2 Mexican Pottery Clay, 2 lbs N/A
MEX-5 Mexican Pottery Clay, 5 lbs $12.95
MEX-25 Mexican Pottery Clay, 25 lbs $38.95

AMACO Magic Mud

AMACO Magic Mud

This non-toxic, non-staining, air-dry, natural clay is fun to use and it's reusable! Developed by a classroom teacher, Magic Mud promotes endless learning, encourages unlimited discovery, increases sensory motor development, and allows self-expression. Air-dried objects made with Magic Mud can be turned back into mud again by breaking into smaller pieces and adding water! Magic Mud can also be fired in a kiln.


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MMUD-25 Magic Mud, 25 lbs $39.95

Clay Flour X-23

Clay Flour X-23

This is a high fire stoneware clay, in powder form, that fires buff at Cone 5 and soft gray at Cone 10.


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AAC-X23-5 Clay Flour, 5 lbs $12.95

Wed Clay in Bulk

Wed Clay in Bulk

Color: Gray Texture: Smooth

This clay has been specifically formulated to be a very smooth, slow drying clay for modeling. It is used primarily by design studios and the entertainment industry for: modeling, design, mock-ups and tooling. It is not formulated to be fired.


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WED-50 EM-217 WED Clay, 50 lbs $34.50