metal clay, art clay, pmc, bronze clay, copper clay, steel clay
FAQ HomeFAQAsk us a QuestionSave your Favorites
Metal Clay Academy Excellence in Art Clay and Precious Metal Clay PMC
Search Advanced Search
Categories
Beginners (49)
Advanced (14)
Glass (2)
Hollow Forms (1)
Patina and Colours (8)
Stones (8)
Technical (30)
Training (2)
Firing (9)
Finishing (10)
Business (3)
Money saving tips (3)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
What are the ingredients of Badger Balm?

Badger Balm is often recommended as a lubricant for your hands, work surfaces and tools to stop metal clay sticking.  This is the list of ingredients used in the Badger Balm products taken from their website.

  • Rich Oils (organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, etc.)
  • Essential Oils & Extracts (organic rosemary, organic ginger, organic peppermint, etc.)
  • Butters (Wild African shea butter & Fair Trade cocoa butter)
  • Beeswax – will be certified organic by August 2008
  • Minerals (zinc oxide and pumice) & Alkali (sodium hydroxide – to make soap from oil)
  • Nothing else. We use no preservatives, no emulsifiers, no colors, nothing derived from petroleum and nothing synthetic, toxic, harmful or controversial.

Visit the Badger Balm website here


Print  Email  Save  Comments  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 10038 Article Created: 06-11-2008 11:38 AM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
Can I use a song title as a texture for my metal clay?
Copyright law differs from country to country so you need to look at the copyright law for your country. ...
Polishing
Tip on how to get a tumble polished finish without buying a tumbler....
What are the working stages of metal clay?
There are three working stages; lump clay, leather hard or green stage and fired....
Aura 22 Tip from Celie Fago
This tip was received by Judi Weers directly from Celie Fago. This was posted on the Yahoo! Metal Clay Group and is courtesy of Judi Weers...
What is PMC?
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in an organic binder to create a pliable material with a consistency similar to modeling clay. PMC can be worked in the fingers and with simple tools to create a vast range of forms and surfaces unobtainable or laborious with traditional metalwork techniques. When it is heated to a high temperature, the binder burns away and the metal particles fuse to form solid metal that can be sanded, soldered, colored and polished like conventional material.    From the Mitsubishi Materials website...
How can I stop clay warping as it dries?
Metal clay can warp if you try to speed up the drying, especially if it's a thin piece....
Where can I buy investment in the UK?
Cooksons or Walsh...
Can I fire very large Cubic Zirconias or lab created stones in a kiln?
CZ’s and lab created stones should be fine fired in a kiln in PMC3. The creation process involves high heat and pressure so the stones have already been subjected to much more than you will be putting them through in the kiln. If the stone can be fired, it shouldn’t matter what size it is.    ...
How can I become a supplier of metal clay?
The distribution of metal clay is controlled by the manufacturers. ...
Top Tips for Paste
Always stir the paste with a plastic or metal spatula, never with the brush. If you're making paste from scratch, use the spatula on a flat surface, like a ceramic tile or piece of glass or plastic. Squash the lump of clay and add distilled water slowly, working this into the clay bit by bit. Time spent bringing the paste to the right consistency slowly will pay off with smooth paste. ...