Copprclay™ and Copper Clay Tutorials and Guides on Video
This page is packed with copper clay video tutorials covering all brands of copper metal clay. It also outlines the evolution of copper clay brands.
Copper clay evolution
The inventor of Copprclay™ is Bill Streuve which is available from several suppliers.
Hadar Jacobson sells bronze and copper clay in powder form which you mix yourself. Hadar has also developed a copper clay with a short firing schedule which doesn’t require an oxygen free environment – download the firing schedule here.
Art Clay Copper
The makers of Art Clay, Aida Chemicals have launched their own copper clay. This has a much simpler firing schedule than the other copper clays available.
Prometheus copper clay
Prometheus Copper Clay is also now available. This has a short firing schedule and requires no special firing pan. And it comes as syringe clay as well as lump clay.
Meteor copper clay
In December 2010, Meteor bronze clay was launched by a French developer and then Meteor copper clay was released in January 2011.
Creative copper clay
The PMC Studio in the UK launched Creative Copper clay on 7th October 2011. This is made in Turkey by the same manufacturer as Prometheus Copper clay and works the same way, essentially, it’s the same product repackaged.
In January 2014, Hadar Jacobson launched Friendly Copper. This new copper clay fires in one step only (no second phase required), at the same firing schedule as Champagne Bronze and Low-shrinkage Steel XT. All three clays, on their own and in combination with each other, fire in carbon for two hours at 1750°F (brick kiln)/1830°F (muffle kiln).
In March 2014, Metal Adventures launched White Copprclay. NOTE: WHITE COPPRclay is composed of copper and nickel. Customers within the European Union, please be aware that this item contains nickel and may not be in compliance with EU regulation EN1811-2011.
Aussie metal clay
Aussie Metal Clay launched in 2014 and became available worldwide in 2015. It is available in a wide range of bronze colours, copper, 960 silver and 999 silver.
Cyprus Copper Clay
Cyprus Copper Clay was released in November 2018. Developed by Cindy Silas, Cyprus Copper Clay is an excellent base metal clay medium for jewelry, crafts, sculpture and models. Offered in lump (wet) form, this clay is waterbased, air dries and fires to .999 pure copper. Economical, easy to form, fire and finish, the fired clay presents as beautiful on its own or as the perfect platform for enameling projects.
Content checked April 2018.
Conditioning Prometheus Bronze and Copper Clay – Carrie Story
Carrie Story, of Clay Revolution, teaches you how to properly condition Prometheus Copper and Bronze clays before making your projects.
Copper Clay Mask – Lorena Angulo
Lovely little video showing how Lorena made a mask using copper clay.
Copprclay Techniques – Rio Grande
Have you tried COPPRclay™ yet? Create COPPRclay earrings featuring an Aegean motif with this Beads, Baubles and Jewels step-by-step tutorial.
Creating a Dragon Design in Copper Clay – Mostly Sweet Jewelry
Mostly Sweet Jewelry filmed this stop motion movie of her most recent project, a dragon. It showcases how she works with copper metal clay to make her original designs.
How to mix copper clay powder – Hadar Jacobson
This tutorial applies to all the metal clays, including copper, bronze and steel, that are in powder form. It shows a foolproof way of preparing the clay from the powder to working consistency.
Layered Copper Clay Necklace, beginners project– Cool Tools
One Fire Flex Clay Flexibility – Hadar Jacobson
This clip demonstrates the flexibility of Hadar’s Clay™ One-fire Flex Clay. Hadar’s Clay™ One-fire Flex Clays are specialty clays suitable for using with embossing and cutting machines such as the Silhouette Cameo. Unlike the Traditional/Flex clays, One-fire Flex Clays can be fired in one phase only.
This is a video tutorial for firing Prometheus Copper in activated carbon in a kiln. This clay can be fired without carbon and with a small butane torch.
Have a browse through the video tutorials from Rio Grande. They cover metal clay, bronze clay, copper clay, jewelry making, how to use tools videos, resin, forging metal, stone setting, patination and lots of other things. Well worth a browse.