Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay SilverMania reproduced in silver. See the Gallery for more info. on Precious Metal Clay

Silver Clay is a combination of water, binders, and small particles of either silver or gold. It is molded by hand into a desired shape then heated in a kiln or torch to remove the binder and fuse the metal powder into a solid form.

The result retains all the marks of the maker, transformed into a precious and durable object.

Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay are two different brands of clay-like materials that shape easily, then amazingly fire into a pure metal object! PMC and Art Clay Silver can be formed and worked just as you would clay, shrinkage (8-12%). All are perfect for creating sized designs, such as rings and earrings. They fire at a low temperature in a short time! Allowing firing with a propane torch, or even on the gas stove top. (PMC Original shrinks 35% and requires a kiln to fire.)

PMC 3 Brand Silver-ClayPMC3 Brand Silver-Clay
PMC3 is the most popular type of Silver-Clay, it fires the lowest and is easy to work with. It is available as a Slip and in a syringe.

Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay Silver types to choose

Clay Type-The standard product of Precious metal clay. Most of molding work is done with this type. Shape and mold the clay just as you would work with ceramic clay. PMC+ and Art clay fires harder and shrinks less than Original PMC. It is a little less plastic to work with. PMC+ shrinks 12%, fires .999 pure silver. PMC3 (and Art Clay 650) . The primary difference is in its firing
temperature which is significantly lower than the other versions.
PMC3 can be fired at three time/temp settings:

  • 10 minutes at 1290 F (700 C)
  • 20 minutes at 1200 F (650 C)
  • 30 minutes at 1110 F (600 C.)
  • Art Clay 650 is fired to 1200 for 30 Min.

Paste Type (PMC3) (Art clay 650) Glue unfired PMC pieces together.Fill in cracks of unfired Draw patterns.pieces.Paint directly onto leaves, paper, etc. using the “rubbed transfer” technique.
Syringe Type (PMC3)-(Art clay 650) Create fine detail by applying the
silver through the syringe tip
Paper Type (PMC+)- and Art Clay Paper for origami or other folding techniques.

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