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Can I use Art Clay and PMC in the same design?

As long as you use appropriate firing times and temperatures and take into account the differences in shrinkage, you can use products from both brands in a design, just as you can use different types of clay from the same brand in a design.


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Article ID: 10005 Article Created: 06-11-2008 08:14 AM

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