I wish I'd bought this years ago! It's a simple and easy way to store small left over amounts of clay, keeps them in usable condition and saves them from drying up. It just makes life a lot easier.
Fabulous storage solution for metal clay! Keep your clay pliable and ready for use.
Use this very smart looking and incredibly useful Art Clay pot to store your metal clay whilst working, and between sessions.
Place your clay at the bottom of the clay keeper and place the vented insert on top. Place a damp sponge (included) or kitchen tissue on the insert, and put the lid on. Done. Your clay will stay fresh and workable for ages - just keep checking to make sure your sponge/tissue stays wet. Make sure that the sponge is damp, but not so wet that it drips on the clay. Also ensure that the clay doesn't touch the vented insert or the sponges, or it might get a little too wet and mushy.
As the clay is being kept in a moist environment stored like this, it will absorb moisture from the air (only as much as it needs!), keeping it a lovely consistency.
Have totally dry and hard clay? Rescue it with the Moisturising and storage pot!
If your clay has become very hard and dry and needs reconditioning use both sponges in the container to help you get as much moisture back into the clay as possible.
- Wet and place one the sponge at the bottom of the pot.
- Put a small sheet of teflon or waxed paper on top of the sponge.
- Chop up the dry clay into very small pieces, and place it on top of the teflon sheet (make sure the clay doesn't touch the sponge itself, as that would turn it into paste!).
- Place the vented insert on top and put the other sponge (dampened with water) on top.
- Place the lid on and do up tightly.
After a day or two you'll clay will magically be soft again, and can be put into clingfilm to be gently coerced (squished) into one homogenous lump of clay again! If it isn't soft all the way through, leave it for longer. Make sure the sponges stay wet the whole time.
The pot comes with two small sponges.
If you use this with base metal clay, you may get an oxidised film on the clay. Base metal clay is best stored carefully wrapped up in clingfilm. You can then place it in this pot to extend the life span of the opened clay, but it is best used as soon as possible after opening.
Didn’t believe the tutor when she said you could put full dried clay in pot and it would turn back to paste, I’m so glad I bought one
This is an essential piece of kit
This is one of my favourite things. It really keeps the clay fresh for months and months - I love it and recommend it to all my students. A absolute must.
works really well
I had this product on my wish list for a while. I wish i had purchased it sooner!! It really does keep your clay at a perfect workable consistency until you are ready to use again. No more wrapping in cling film with packets all over the place!
Really useful pot for keeping unused clay from drying out and at a good consistency for days/weeks. Nothing else does the job so well.
Great price, quick delivery, great product. Does exactly what is is meant for.
This storage box keeps clay in perfect condition and even revitalised clay I thought was beyond help. Definitely worth the price.
Very useful for keeping clay hydrated.
A fantastic little pot, a briiliant addition to any metalclay artist. Keeps clay moist and ready to use without the need for cling film. Highly recommended!
Very impressed with this handy pot, keeps your clay lovely and fresh and in perfect condition.
Have managed to save all my dried out clay - and some money!
For silver art clay this pot is brilliant. It keeps the clay really well conditioned (even if you just pop the clay into the pot without any clingfilm). I find the sponge stays moist for at least a few weeks as well. You just have to remember to spritz the sponge if you leave the clay in the pot for longer than 2 or 3 weeks. Highly recommended product.
Excellent product!! Keeps my opened silver clay in A1 condition. Well worth the money, I'll be buying more for use in my workshops on my next order!! :)