Metal Clay

Metal clay handles similar to traditional modeling clays, and after dried, it is transformed into a solid object through a firing process. During firing, the binder is burned away and the metal particles "sinter" into a solid form. Sintering is the process of making a powdered material (in this case, metal clay) coalesce into a solid mass by heating it to a very high temperature, just below the point of liquefaction.

There are several types of metal clay available: fine silver, sterling silver, gold, copper, bronze and steel. Each type of metal clay has unique firing requirements for proper sintering.

 

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    Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay™ - Fine Silver
    Newest Videos using Phoenix Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay™ Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay is a great, all purpose fine silver metal clay with excellent working properties and can be fired with a kiln ...
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    Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay™ Paste - 15 gram - Fine Silver
    Phoenix in slip/paste form is ready to use - no need to thin lump clay to a thinner consistency. Ideal for adding details and findings to your designs, making repairs, adding parts and pieces in th...
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    Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay™ Syringe - 10 gram - Fine Silver
    Phoenix slip/paste form is ready to use in a convenient syringe. The syringe features a screw on cap to help keep the clay hydrated when not in use. Includes 3 tips. Ideal for adding details and fi...
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    EZ960® Sterling Silver Clay
    EZ960® Sterling Silver Clay Fire open shelf on a raised hard ceramic kiln shelf at 1675°F / 913°C - 2 hours, full ramp. No carbon required.Shrinkage: 10-11%Torch firing is not recommended. This is ...
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    EZ960® Sterling Silver Paste - 15 gram
    EZ960® Sterling Silver Paste Fire open shelf on a raised hard ceramic kiln shelf at 1675°F / 913°C - 2 hours, full ramp. No carbon required.Shrinkage: 10-11%Torch firing is not recommended. This is...
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    EZ960® Sterling Silver Syringe - 10 gram
    EZ960® Sterling Silver Syringe Fire open shelf on a raised hard ceramic kiln shelf at 1675°F / 913°C - 2 hours, full ramp. No carbon required.Shrinkage: 10-11%Torch firing is not recommended. This ...
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    FS999™ Fine Silver Clay
    FS999™ Fine Silver Clay FS999 Fine Silver Metal Clay comes right out of the package ready to form, fire and finish, with excellent working properties. Invented by Bill Struve from Metal Adventures,...
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    FS999™ Fine Silver Paste - 15 Gram
    FS999™ Fine Silver Clay FS999 Fine Silver in slip/paste form ready to use - no need to thin lump clay to a thinner consistency. Ideal for adding details and findings to your designs, making repairs...
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    FS999™ Fine Silver Syringe - 10 Gram
    FS999™ Fine Silver Clay FS999 Fine Silver slip/paste form ready to use in a convenient syringe. The syringe features a screw on cap to help keep the clay hydrated when not in use. Includes 3 tips. ...
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    Cyprus™ Copper Clay
    Note: This product has recently had supply chain issues, which has resulted in a slight change you may notice in this clay. It is slightly a different color in clay form, and texturally more simila...
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    Cyprus™ Copper Clay Syringe - 10 grams
    Cyprus™ Copper Clay Syringe Cyprus™ Copper slip/paste form ready to use in a convenient syringe. The syringe features a screw on cap to help keep the clay hydrated when not in use. Includes 3 tips....
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    Aureus™ Bright Bronze Clay
    Click here for Aureus Bright Bronze instructions Developed by Cindy Silas, Aureus Bright Bronze Clay is an excellent base metal clay medium for jewelry, crafts, sculpture and models. Offered in lum...
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    Aureus™ Bright Bronze Clay Syringe - 10 grams
    Aureus™ Bright Bronze Clay Syringe Aureus™ Bright Bronze slip/paste form ready to use in a convenient syringe. The syringe features a screw on cap to help keep the clay hydrated when not in use. In...
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    Art Clay™ Bronze - 50 Gram
    Art Clay Bronze Kiln Fire: 1508°F / 820°C - 2 hours (in activated carbon)Shrinkage: 10%-13% Art Clay Bronze is a clay material to make a wide range of pieces such as jewelry, craft designs, and obj...
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    Art Clay™ Copper 50 gram
    Kiln Fire: 1778°F / 970°C - 30 minutes (open shelf)Shrinkage: 10% Torch/Hold Time: Red Glow/5-7 min **Pieces smaller than a silver dollar can be torch fired. Art Clay Copper Art Clay Copper is a cl...
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    Art Clay™ Gold Clay 22K - 3 gram
    Art Clay Gold Clay 22K - 3 gram Kiln Fire: 1814°F/993°C for 1 hour Shrinkage: 15% Torch Fire: Not recommended Texture or draw directly on the surface of Art Clay Silver (fired piece), ceramic, por...
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    Art Clay™ Gold Paste 22K - 1.5 gram
    Art Clay Gold Paste Kiln Fire: 1472°F / 800°C - 10 minutesShrinkage: 8-10% Texture or draw directly on the surface of Art Clay Silver (fired piece), ceramic, porcelain and/or glass. 77.5% of the in...
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    Art Clay™ Silver 950 Clay
    Art Clay Silver 950 Clay Kiln Fire: 2 Stage - Open Shelf 932°F / 500°C - 30 minutes 1598°F / 870°C - 1 hour Shrinkage: 11 - 13% Torch Firing: Not recommended  Art Clay silver 950 comes in a pre...
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    Art Clay™ Silver Clay - Fine Silver Clay
    Art Clay Silver Clay Kiln Fire: 1200°F / 650°C - 30 minutes   Torch Fire: Red Glow for 5 minutes Shrinkage: 8-12%  Consists of pure silver particles, binding agent and water. The binding agent is ...
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    Art Clay™ Silver Clay Overlay Paste - 15 gram
     Art Clay Silver Overlay Paste Kiln Fire: 1200°F / 649°C - 30 min hold time Shrinkage: 8-9% This silver metal clay is perfect for use with glass, ceramic, sterling silver and settings. Note: Crash ...
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    Art Clay™ Silver Clay Syringe
    Art Clay Silver Clay Syringe Apply fine details, fill cracks, close seams, add piping and attach findings to wet or dry clay. Use for drawing decorations, building up 3D design, and filling up smal...
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    Art Clay™ Silver Paper 10 gram
    Art Clay Silver Paper Kiln Fire: 1472°F / 800°C - 30 minutesShrinkage: 8-10% Torch Fire: Not recommended .999 Fine SilverYou can easily fold, bend, punch or cut shapes with a pair of scissors or pa...
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    Art Clay™ Silver Paper Plus+ 35 gram - 85 x 85 x 0.6mm
    Art Clay™ Silver Paper Plus 35 gram Kiln Fire: 1472°F / 800°C - 30 minutesShrinkage: Approximately 10% .999 Fine Silver This sturdy new formula of Art Clay Paper is 2.5 times thicker than original...
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    Art Clay™ Silver Paste - 20 gram
    Art Clay Silver Paste Kiln Fire: 1200°F / 649°C - 30 minutes Shrinkage: 8-9%  The amount of water portion in the mixture of Paste Type is 2% higher than Art Clay Silver Clay Type. It is used to glu...
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    Art Clay™ Silver Paste 10 gram
    Art Clay Silver Paste Kiln Fire: 1200°F / 649°C - 30 minutes Shrinkage: 8-9%  The amount of water portion in the mixture of Paste Type is 2% higher than Art Clay Silver Clay Type. It is used to glu...
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    Metal Magic - Silver Clay
    Metal Magic Silver Clay Kiln Fire: 1600°F / 871°C - 90 minutes Shrinkage: 15% Lump form. Final product is .999 fine silver. This product is 80% fine silver and 20% binder by weight, and shrinks ...
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    Metal Magic - Sterling 960 - Metal Clay
    Metal Magic Sterling 960 Silver Clay This formula of sterling silver metal clay fires to .960 sterling silver. The shrinkage rate is approximately 10%.  The durability of 960 clay is especially goo...
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    BRONZclay™ Bronze Metal Clay
    BRONZclay Carbon Firing/Kiln Temperature: 1500-1550°FHold Time: 3 hours minimum, according to thickness Open-Air Firing Option: Original testing done by Martha BiggarBRONZclay can be fired openly o...
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    COPPRclay™ Metal Clay
    COPPRclay™ Kiln Fire COPPRclay metal clay provides an incredible artistic range. And, because it is copper, it is also so economical that you can use it for large pieces—even sculptures—very afford...
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    FASTfire BRONZclay™
    FASTfire BRONZclay Fire in activated carbon 1525°F / 1 hour Shrinkage: 5-10% The faster way to fire! FASTfire BRONZclay™ metal clay drastically cuts your firing time, making it ideal for productio...
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    Five Star Bronze Clay
    Five Star Bronze Clay Kiln fire: 1500°F / 815°C 1 hourShrinkage: 12-15% Five Star Metal Clay has all of the features you desire in base metals; fires simply and fast, ultra refined metal powders cr...
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    Five Star Copper Clay
    Five Star Copper Clay Kiln fire: 1700°F / 926°C for 1 hourShrinkage: 12-15% Five Star Metal Clay has all of the features you desire in base metals; fires simply and fast, ultra refined metal powder...
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    Five Star Light Bronze Clay
    Five Star Light Bronze Clay Kiln fire: 1400°F / 760°C 1 hourShrinkage: 12-15% Five Star Metal Clay has all of the features you desire in base metals; fires simply and fast, ultra refined metal powd...
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    Five Star Red Bronze Clay
    Five Star Red Bronze Clay Kiln Fire: 1600°F / 871°C 1 hourShrinkage: 12-15% Five Star Metal Clay has all of the features you desire in base metals; fires simply and fast, ultra refined metal powder...
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    Five Star White Bronze Clay
    Five Star White Bronze Clay Kiln fire: 1300°F / 704°C 1 hourShrinkage: 12-15% Five Star Metal Clay has all of the features you desire in base metals; fires simply and fast, ultra refined metal powd...
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    Five Star Project X™ - .925 Silver Clay
    Project X - .925 Silver Clay Click here for Project X .925 Silver Clay Instructions Project X .925 Silver Clay boasts an extended working time, allowing you to shape and refine your creations with ...
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    Five Star Project X™ - .960 Flex Silver Clay
    Project X - .960 Flex Silver Clay Click here for Project X .960 Flex Instructions Project X .960 Flex Silver Clay boasts an extended working time, pliability after drying and carbon-less firing, al...
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    Five Star Project X™ - .960 Silver Clay
    Project X - .960 Silver Clay Click here for Project X .960 Silver Clay Instructions Project X .960 Silver Clay boasts an extended working time and carbon-less firing, allowing you to shape, refine ...
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    Five Star Project X™ - .999 Fine Silver Clay
    Project X - .999 Fine Silver Clay Click here for Project X.999 Fine Silver Clay Instructions Project X .999 Silver Clay boasts an extended working time, allowing you to shape and refine your creati...
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    Five Star Project X™ - .999 Fine Silver Syringe - 10 gram
    Five Star Project X - .999 Fine Silver Syringe - 10 gram Click here for Project X .999 Fine Silver Clay Instructions 10 grams of .999 Silver are in each package.Project X .999 Silver Clay Syringe b...
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    Five Star Project X™ - .999 Flex Fine Silver Clay
    Project X - .999 Flex Fine Silver Clay Click here for Project X .999 Flex Fine Silver Clay Instructions Project X .999 Silver Clay boasts an extended working time, allowing you to shape and refine ...
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    Five Star Project X™ .999 Oil Paste - 15 grams
    Five Star Project X - .999 Oil Paste - 15 grams Click here for Project X .999 Instructions Project X .999 Silver Clay Paste boasts an extended working time, allowing you to shape and refine your cr...
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    Five Star Project X™ .999 Water Paste - 15 grams
    Five Star Project X - .999 Water Paste - 15 grams Click here for Project X .999 Instructions Project X .999 Silver Clay Paste boasts an extended working time, allowing you to shape and refine your ...
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    Five Star Project X™ X2O Rehydration Fluid
    Five Star Project X - X2O Rehydration Fluid Project X X2O Rehydration Fluid is a cutting-edge solution designed to revive and rehydrate dried surfaces, particularly binders and clay. This innovativ...
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    Goldie Bronze™ Powder Clay - de la Rosa
    Goldie Bronze - de la Rosa Goldie de la Rosa Bronze is a bronze of a pinkish color, very hard after the firing. Goldie de la Rosa Bronze is an environmentally friendly product. It contains approxi...
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    Goldie Bronze™ Powder Clay - Hard
    Goldie Bronze - Hard Goldie Bronze is bronze of a beautiful golden color, very hard after firing, comes in three types of powder - HARD, MID and SOFT. SOFT is very soft and is ideal for working wit...
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    Goldie Bronze™ Powder Clay - Mid
    Goldie Bronze - Mid Goldie Bronze is bronze of a beautiful golden color, very hard after firing, comes in three types of powder - HARD, MID and SOFT. SOFT is very soft and is ideal for working with...
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    Goldie Bronze™ Powder Clay - Roman
    Goldie Bronze - Roman Goldie Roman Bronze is bronze of a beautiful golden bronze color, resembling the colors used in times of the Roman Empire. The clay is a bit grainier, thanks to larger than us...
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    Goldie Bronze™ Powder Clay - Snow
    Goldie Bronze - Snow Goldie Snow Bronze is a white kind of bronze. The seeds are a bit larger than in the case of other bronzes, up to 75 micrometers, that’s why we can find it a bit grainy after m...
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    Goldie Bronze™ Powder Clay - Soft
    Goldie Bronze - Soft Goldie Bronze™ is bronze of a beautiful goldencolor, which is very hard after firing. It comes in two types of powder – SOFT and HARD. SOFT is very soft and is ideal for workin...

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Metal Clay

Metal Clay

What is Metal Clay?

Metal clay is a jewelry making material that can be used by just about anyone to create jewelry and small decorative objects. Metal clay is made from powdered metal mixed with water and organic binder.

Metal Clay Background

Metal clay handles similar to traditional modeling clays, and after dried, it is transformed into a solid object through a firing process. During firing, the binder is burned away and the metal particles "sinter" into a solid form. Sintering is the process of making a powdered material (in this case, metal clay) coalesce into a solid mass by heating it to a very high temperature, just below the point of liquefaction.

There are several types of metal clay available: fine silver, sterling silver, gold, brass, copper, bronze and steel. Each type of metal clay has unique firing requirements because each metal has a different melting point.

For the beginner, fine silver clay is the easiest and quickest way to experience metal clay because there are so many options for firing, including low cost hand held butane torches. All metal clays are optimally fired in a jewelry kiln and some require special firing methods. The overview below will give you the basics on the different types of metal clay and their firing requirements to help you decide which clay to begin your adventures with.

Types of Metal Clay & Firing Requirements

Cool Tools carries almost every brand of fine silver clay that is available. FS999 ™, Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay, Art Clay Silver, Metal Magic and Project X. All of these fine silver clays are made from powdered fine silver that is .999 in purity and considered pure silver or "fine" silver.

Fine silver clay is the easiest and fastest of all metal clays to fire. In as little as 2 minutes you can transform dry clay into a pure fine silver object.

Minimum Firing Time: 2 minutes

Firing Options: Torch, enameling kiln, jewelry kiln

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Learn more about Metal Magic Silver

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Sterling Silver Clay

EZ960® Sterling, Metal Magic Sterling, Art Clay 950 and Project X 960 are silver metal clays that are made of fine silver, copper and other metals. This type of mixture is called an "alloy" and results in a metal that is far stronger than pure fine silver. Metals are alloyed to enhance or impart characteristics that are lacking in the main metal. Fine silver is a metal that is easily dented and scratched. By adding other metals, an alloy with greater strength is created. Sterling Silver allows jewelry artists the ability to make thinner, more delicate jewelry that meets any jewelers standard for durability.

Minimum Firing Time: 1 hour

Firing Options: Kiln Fire - Open Shelf, Carbon Firing

Learn more about Sterling Silver Clay

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Gold Clay

Gold clay is 22K alloy of fine silver and gold. 22K means there is 22 parts pure gold and 2 parts some other metal. Gold clay requires a kiln and cannot be torch fired.

Firing Options: Enameling kiln, jewelry kiln

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Bronze Clay

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Bronze is a very hard metal and is the strongest of all the metal clays available. We offer many types of Bronze Clay. BRONZclay and FASTfire BRONZclay by Metal Adventures, Inc, Hadar Jacobson, Goldie and Aussie. The difference between BRONZclay and FASTfire BRONZclay is the firing time required, the shrinkage, and the color of the finished metal. Hadar Jacobson and Goldie Clay are powdered clays. Aussie Metal Clay is available in powder form or lump form. Powdered clays are distinctive in that the artist adds water to create the amount of clay wanted or necessary, with the powdered remainder having an extended shelf life.

BRONZclay is fired according to the thickness of the finished piece. The thicker the clay, the slower the firing. The thinner the piece, the faster the firing. This version shrinks about 25% during firing and is a warm bronze color.

Minimum Firing Time: 3 hours, 4 hours is average
Firing Options: Carbon Firing (kiln required)

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Shop Five Star Bronze Clay

Shop Goldie Bronze Clay

Shop Hadar's Bronze Clay

 

Copper Clay

Copper clay is made of pure copper. Brands available at Cool Tools include Cyprus™ Copper Clay, Metal Adventures, Aussie Metal Clay, Goldie Clay and Hadar Jacobson.

Minimum Firing Time: 5 minutes

Firing Options: Torch or Carbon Firing (kiln required)

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Shop Hadar's Copper Clay

Shop Goldie Clay

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Discover all of our Cool Tools products and our great line of cool stuff for working with metal clay! Clay Hydrator, Cool Slip, Templates, Patina Gel, ClayMate, Ultra Clay Pick, Texture Tiles, Slik, Clay Rollers, Clay Thickness Rolling Frames, Tuff Cards, Jewel Stamps, Quality Stamps for Wet Clay and more!