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.
How do I turn slip back into metal clay?

If it is currently paste, you can either just leave the jar open for a while or spread the paste out on a plastic or glass surface - a heavy duty plastic bag will do. Allow it to dry for a while, then stir it around using a plastic palette knife or similar. If it's the right consistency for clay, knead it in cling film and then in your hands. If it is still too wet, let it dry some more and repeat. Don't forget it and let it dry out too much. If it gets too dry, add a drop or spritz of water and knead some more.


Print  Email  Save  Comments  Notify Me  Delete from Favorites 
Article ID: 10047 Article Created: 06-11-2008 12:36 PM

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

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How do I find out where to put the holes on a pendant to make it balance right?
Unusual shaped pendants can be difficult to hang so this article by Lorrene Davis gives a simple technique for placing the hole or bail so the pendant hangs as you want it to....
What can I do with my already fired mistakes?
Sometimes the mistakes can become a wonderful piece of work!...
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. ...
How do I make a snake or sausage of clay?
This is a very basic technique and easily achievable with basic tools. ...
How do I laminate PMC sheet?
Cut two identical sized pieces of PMC sheet. Lightly brush water onto one piece and immediately put the other piece on top, being careful to line up the edges. Press down gently to get as many air bubbles out as possible. If you want a completely flat laminated sheet, put something heavy on top of the piece to keep it flat while it dries....
What’s the difference between Art Clay Paste and Art Clay Overlay Paste?
Overlay Paste is designed to adhere to ceramic and glass. Art Clay Paste won’t adhere to glass and can be used as normal paste....
What is the process for firing Copper clay with Dichroic glass?
The original copper clay (Copprclay or Hadar's clay) that needs to be fired in carbon can't really be combined with glass in one firing. The glass would pick up the carbon during firing . You could design something that allowed you to connect the glass element after the initial firing, like a traditional prong setting.  There are several reasons why Art Clay Copper Clay or Hadar\'s Quick Fire Copper Clay won\'t work with glass. It needs to be fired at a high temperature so the glass would probably liquify too much. Also the Art Clay Copper works best if you put it in a hot kiln so this would crack the glass due to thermal shock. After firing, it has to be dropped into cold water, another reason why it can\'t be used with glass. Question courtesy of Susan Potter...
How can I stop metal clay sticking to my hands and tools?
There are several ways of preventing the sticking of metal clay....
How can I become a supplier of metal clay?
The distribution of metal clay is controlled by the manufacturers. ...
What are the problems associated with quenching hot metal clay?
If you want to refire, enamel or solder on a piece of metal clay that has been quenched, you may find that moisture has got trapped in the metal. When you heat it again, especially if you heat it fast, the moisture turns to steam and may cause a blister on the surface. You need to dry the piece thoroughly if you have quenched the metal following the initial firing.It is also important to remember that you should not quench a piece which has glass or stones as part of the design. The sudden change in temperature from the firing to the cold water may cause shock and the stone or glass could be damaged or break entirely. Leave your piece to air cool, it should only take a few minutes....