Working With Precious Metal Clay

Precious Metal Clay

Precious metal clay is fine silver .999 pure silver after firing in kiln. at 1470 degrees or less.  Mitsibitshi corporation created this by combining tiny silver particles and  an organic binder to create this wonderful medium.  It comes in several products, such as silver PMC3, PMC+, PMC Sterling, PMC, PMC Gold, PMC sheet and PMC paste syringe and jar paste. PMC comes in COPPR Clay, BRONZ clay and White COPPR clay.

Why I prefer this medium

PMC is so malleable and easy to shape.  It takes light texture very well.  It can be filed and refined with a sanding block or file in the dry greenware state.

After Firing Refinement

Even in the fired state, PMC can be filed and shaped. Changes be made and mistakes  can be corrected by adding paste or components and refiring in the kiln.  It can be very forgiving.

Silver Clay is produced and sold under another company, called Art Clay

Although I have not worked in Art Clay, I understand it is comparable  to Precious Metal Clay products.

Questions:

If you have questions, please contact me by email:  marilyn@bitsofclay.com


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