BRONZclay provides an incredible artistic range. And, because it's bronze, it's so affordable, it can be used to sculpt large pieces and create specialised tools - it can even be thrown on a potter's wheel to shape bronze hollowware.
BRONZclay can be pinched, rolled, sculpted and manipulated. In its dried state, it's still highly flexible and easy to carve—an ideal canvas for applying details and finishing touches prior to firing.
When fired in a kiln, the binder vaporises, leaving a solid, pure bronze object that can be sawn, shaped, drilled, sanded, patinaed or soldered using traditional jewellery tools and techniques.
This exciting medium offers a new world of possibilities for jewellery makers, artists and sculptors.
PLEASE NOTE: This clay has to be fired in a kiln!
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I love this bronze clay. It does have a different texture when you are working with it and seems to be a bit more prone to cracking but the results are great. I love the fact that you can make larger pieces without breaking the bank. Good for experimenting with. It also has the ability to be patinated using Swellegant Verdigris and TiffanyGreen sold by Metal Clay Ltd. This gives it a wonderfully ancient, archeological look.
I love this clay!!! I fire it using the slower schedule and have had no cracks so far. I polish it in a tumbler and while it never gets the mirror finish of Silver Clay the results are lovely and warm.
I have been using silver clay for a few years but it's very expensive so I tried Bronzclay instead. Downsides: The consistency is a little bit harder to work woth and as it shrinks more than the silver it is also prone to cracking more often. Has to be fired in carbon, in a Kiln. Harder to polish. Upsides: If you make jewellery and wear the items for a while the pieces tend to take on an amazing shiny GOLD finish. Great value, especially for beginners practicing.