Precious Metal Clay & Art Clay Silver And Now Metal Clay

Silver clay or metal clay is a combination of water, binders, and small particles of either silver, gold or alloys of copper.

These clays are molded by hand into a desired shape then heated in a kiln or torch to remove the binder and fuse the metal powder into a solid form.  The result retains all the marks of the maker, transformed into a precious and durable object.

Precious metal clay and Art Clay are two different brands of clay-like materials that shape easily, then amazingly fire into a pure metal object! Pmc and art clay silver can be formed and worked just as you would clay, shrinkage (8-12%). All are perfect for creating sized designs, such as rings and earrings. They fire at a low temperature in a short time! Allowing firing with a propane torch, or even on the gas stove top.

Copper based clays or base metal clay, copper, bronze and white copper differ from precious metal clay because the metals oxidize (tarnish) in the presence of oxygen. That is what makes precious metals precious, they don't tarnish. Copper based clays need to be fired in a container of activated charcoal according to each type and brand of clay's instructions.

Types of silver-clay:

Pmc3 and Art Clay Silver are the most popular types of silver-clay, they fires the lowest temp and are easy to work with. They are available as a slip and in a syringe.

Clay type-the standard product of precious metal clay. Most of molding work is done with this type. Shape and mold the clay just as you would work with ceramic clay. Pmc3 and art clay fires harder and shrinks less than pmc+. It is a little less plastic to work with. Pmc+ shrinks 12%, fires .999 pure silver. Pmc3 (and art clay).

manaia pendant

Mania reproduced in silver. See the Gallery for more info. on Precious Metal Clay


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Skutt FireBox 8x6 LT

Single Phase 115v 15amp 1800watts 2250F max temp ^6 Dimensions 8” 8” 6”

  • Built in Programs for Glass, Ceramics, and PMC

  • Write your own programs with Ramp/Hold

  • Plugs into standard household voltage.

  • Easily stores away in a closet when not in use.

  • Easy and inexpensive to replace heating elements.

Approximately 8" x 8" in. in diameter and 6 in. high  0.22 cubic feet, fits one 6" bowl.

Fire Ceramics, Glass, Metal Clay...this kiln does it all with easy to use preset programs.
Skutt Kilns should arrive fully assembled. Packed with the kiln you will find the following items:
● 7" x 7" shelf
● 3 1/2" posts
● 1 lb Kiln wash
● Manual
● Instructional DVD
 The low mass of Skutt thermocouples ensures that changes in temperature are measured quickly making it one of the most responsive thermocouples on the market. It should be noted that the thermocouple of this unit is different from other models. It is bent downward to provide more room in the firing chamber.  
KilnMaster LT Controller
 The KM Firebox 8 x 6 LT digital now comes standard with the most versatile 3-button controller on the market. The KilnMaster LT now has nearly all the features of the standard KilnMaster in a compact 3-button controller. Small yet powerful.