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Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay Silver

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 PMC 3 Brand Silver-ClaySilver 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.  
Types of 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.

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 is fired to 1200 for 30 Min.

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

Download the PDF version of the PMC guide click here!