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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    Goldie Sampler 2 - Lemon Brass, Yellow Iron, Sunset Iron, Cherry Iron, White Iron & Red Iron
    Goldie Sampler 2 Sampler includes 50 grams of Goldie Lemon Brass, Yellow Iron, Sunset Iron, Cherry Iron, White Iron & Red Iron.  Click here for Lemon Brass instructions Click here for Iron inst...
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    Goldie Sampler 3 - Sculptor's Bronze, Sculptor's Copper, Bronze Hard & Bronze Soft
    Goldie Sampler 3 Sampler includes 50 grams of Sculptor's Bronze, Sculptor's Copper, Bronze Hard & Bronze Soft. Click here for Sculptor's Bronze instructions Click here for Sculptor's Copper ins...
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    Goldie Sampler 4 - Lemon Brass, Bronze Hard, Bronze Soft and White Iron
    Goldie Sampler 4 Sampler includes 50 grams of Lemon Brass, Bronze Hard, Bronze Soft and White Iron. Click here for Lemon Brass instructions Click here for Bronze Hard & Soft instructions Click ...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - Cold Inlay Powder - Black Color 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - Cold Inlay Powder - Black Color Hadar's Clay Cold Inlay Powders are metal powders that can be inlaid into fired metal clay pieces using a cold process, without re-firing. Cold inlays...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - Cold Inlay Powder - Copper Color 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - Cold Inlay Powder - Copper Color Hadar's Clay Cold Inlay Powders are metal powders that can be inlaid into fired metal clay pieces using a cold process, without re-firing. Cold inlay...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Flex - Pearl Grey Steel 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Flex Pearl Grey Steel - 50 gram One-fire Flex Pearl Grey Steel works best in combination with other metals (One-fire Bronze or Brilliant Bronze and one-fire Copper) for col...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Low Shrinkage - Steel XT - 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Low Shrinkage - Steel XT - 50 gram Low-Shrinkage Steel XT is a silvery-gray color clay, suitable for both beginners and experienced users of metal clay. This variety of Hada...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Mokume-Gane Sampler
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Mokume-Gane Sampler This sampler includes 50 grams each of One-Fire Bronze, One-Fire Copper and 25 grams of Pearl Grey Steel. These three clays are compatible and fire in on...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Pearl Grey Steel - 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Pearl Grey Steel - 50 gram Pearl Grey Steel is high-fire clay which works best in combination with other metals (One-fire Bronze or Brilliant Bronze and one-fire Copper) fo...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Sampler - High Fire Champagne Bronze, Quick Fire Friendly Copper and Low-Shrinkage Steel XT - 50 grams
    Hadar's Clay One Fire Sampler The powder is already mixed with a binder and all you have to do is add water. The advantages over pre-mixed clay are that you won't have to worry about shelf life, an...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Smart Bronze 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Smart Bronze 50 gram Smart Bronze is a one-fire bronze with a 24K gold color. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced users of metal clay. This variety of Hadar's ...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - Quick Fire - Smart Bronze 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - Smart Bronze The powder is already mixed with a binder and all you have to do is add water. The advantages over pre-mixed clay are that you won't have to worry about shelf life, and ...
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    Hadar's Clay Metal Clay - One-Fire Flex - Dark Champagne Bronze 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay Metal Clay - One-Fire Flex - Dark Champagne Bronze Dark Champagne Bronze a high-fire clay, suitable for both beginners and experienced users of metal clay. This variety of Hadar's Cl...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - Cold Inlay Powder - Gold Color 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - Cold Inlay Powder - Gold Color Hadar's Clay Cold Inlay Powders are metal powders that can be inlaid into fired metal clay pieces using a cold process, without re-firing. Cold inlays ...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - Cold Inlay Powder - Silver Color 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - Cold Inlay Powder - Silver Color Hadar's Clay Cold Inlay Powders are metal powders that can be inlaid into fired metal clay pieces using a cold process, without re-firing. Cold inlay...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One Fire Brilliant Bronze
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Brilliant Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% The powder is already mixed with a binder and all you have to do is add water. The adva...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Bronze
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% One-fire Bronze is a mid-fire clay, suitable for both beginners and experienced users of metal cla...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Champagne Bronze 100 gram
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Champagne Bronze 100 gram Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% Champagne Bronze is a high-fire clay, suitable for both beginners and experienc...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Copper
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Copper Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% One-fire Copper is high-fire clay, suitable for both beginners and experienced users of metal cla...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Dark Champagne Bronze
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Dark Champagne Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% Dark Champagne Bronze a high-fire clay, suitable for both beginners and experience...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Flex - Brilliant Bronze 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay Metal Clay - One-Fire Flex - Brilliant Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% One-fire Brilliant Bronze is a golden color clay, suitable for both ...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Flex - Rose Bronze 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay Metal Clay - One-Fire Flex - Rose Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% The powder is already mixed with a binder and all you have to do is add w...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Flex - White Bronze 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay Metal Clay - One-Fire Flex - White Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% The powder is already mixed with a binder and all you have to do is add w...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Flex - White Satin 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Flex - White Satin 50 gram Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% Hadar's Clay One-Fire Flex Clays are specialty clays suitable for using wi...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire Rose Bronze
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire Rose Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% One-fire Rose Bronze is high-fire clay, suitable for both beginners and experienced users of...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire White Bronze
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire White Bronze Kiln Fire (Muffle Type): 1100°F / 593°C - 2 hoursShrinkage - 25-30% White Bronze is a low-fire clay with a silver color which hardly ever tarnishes. It is recom...
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    Hadar's Clay™ - One-Fire White Satin - 50 gram
    Hadar's Clay - One-Fire White Satin - 50 gram White Satin is a silver-color, high-fire clay, suitable for both beginners and experienced users of metal clay. This variety of Hadar's Clay is fired i...
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    Goldie Copper™ Powder Clay
    Goldie Copper A very pure copper clay. The powder contains 99.9% of pure dendrite copper. After firing and removing the patina created in the firing process, the metal is very light and has a beaut...
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    Goldie Sculptor's Copper™ Powder Clay
    Goldie's Sculptor's Copper Goldie Sculptor's Copper is copper of a beautiful pure red color. It is formulated with long carbo-hydrogen chains in the binder formula to have much greater strength and...
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    Goldie Cherry Iron™ Powder Clay
    Goldie Cherry Iron  Goldie Iron comes in five different colors. This is Cherry Iron, which is a silver-cherry color. The powder, in addition to iron (the main component) consists of metals such as ...
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    Goldie Lemon Brass™ Powder Clay
    Goldie Lemon Brass Goldie Lemon Brass has a lovely yellowish color. It is environmentally friendly and contains approximately 90% brass and 10% bronze to stabilize the burning process.  Shrinkage: ...
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    Goldie Red Iron™ Powder Clay
    Goldie Red Iron™ Goldie Iron comes in five different colors. This is Red Iron, which is a silver-copper color. The powder, in addition to iron (the main component) consists of metals such as brass,...
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    Goldie Sculptor's Bronze™ Powder Clay
    Goldie Sculptor's Bronze Goldie Sculptor's Bronze is bronze of a beautiful golden color, which is very hard after firing. It is formulated with long carbo-hydrogen chains in the binder formula to ...
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    Goldie Sunset Iron™ Powder Clay
    Goldie Sunset Iron Goldie Iron comes in five different colors. This is Sunset Iron, which is a silver-bronze color. The powder, in addition to iron (the main component) consists of metals such as b...
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    Goldie White Iron™ Powder Clay
    Goldie White Iron Goldie Iron comes in five different colors. This is White Iron, which has the color of iron. The powder, in addition to iron (the main component) consists of metals such as brass,...
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    Goldie Yellow Iron™ Powder Clay
    Goldie Yellow Iron Goldie Iron comes in five different colors. This is Yellow Iron, which is a silver-yellow color. The powder, in addition to iron (the main component) consists of metals such as b...

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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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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

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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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