What is Silver Metal Clay ?
Silver Metal Clay is an incredibly versatile material to work with.
It's a recycled NON TOXIC environmental material composed of pure silver molecules mixed with a non-toxic organic substance and water. It comes in the form of soft clay that provides the user with the ability to form it into jewellery and/or other items/artifacts much faster and easier compared to traditional silversmithing techniques. When clay items are fired, the organic substance burns out, the water evaporates and what we end up with, is pure silver.
Apart from silver clay one can find gold, copper, bronze and platinum clays.
PMC (Precious Metal Clay) was the first clay brand that was marketed by Mitsubishi. About a decade later, a second Japanese company, AIDA Chemical Industries entered the market with its own brand name: Art Clay.
This environmentally friendly material has inspired and enthused traditional silversmiths and other artists as in just one day, even a novice can learn how to use the material and start creating impressive pieces.
It can be combined with natural stones, lab stones, glass, Swarovski gems, enamels, resins, polymer clay....
If you like to learn more about how to use this magical material check our free resources New to Metal Clay. Also in the market there are a lot of great books for beginners. If you're near we will love to see you in one of our Beginners Courses.
Metal Clay Cyprus is the official distributor in Cyprus of the brand Art Clay of AIDA Chemical Industries.
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What do I need to get started in Metal Clay ?
I have good news for you. You won't need a fortune.
As a begginer you need a small corner of your kitchen table to start. You can use tools you can find in your kitchen or in your nearest DIY store.
You'll need tools for handling metal clay while it's moist, for refining and constructing the clay after it's dry, and for finishing the metal once it's been fired.
You can get a quick start with one of our kits, that has many of the basics you need. Our tools kits are shown below.