What is Art Clay Silver & what is it made of?

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Taken out of the package,Art Clay Silver is a slightly moist lump of clay (Image 1). The clay is composed of 1-20 micron sized silver particles, organic binders, and water . The clay is then formed into its desired cool shape, and dried. Once the clay is completely dry it can then be filed, carved, and sanded; after which it is fired with a gas stovetop, butane torch, or kiln.

During the firing process, the organic binders burn away and the resulting silver particles sinter together, becoming denser and stronger (Image 2). The burning away of binders and sintering of metal causes the piece to shrink 8-10% in overall size while retaining the original form. Once completely fired, the remaining piece is composed of 99.9% pure silver. And must be polished.

Examples of the three different firing methods:
Art Clay Firing Methods

The new formula combines all the best features of each of the original formulas.

 

Art Clay Silver is still the only ACMI certified Silver Clay and is proven to be non-toxic. Features of the new Art Clay Silver Formula Better workability compared to original formula and 650 formulas

Longer working time than original formulas.
For syringe, the ratio of silver has increased so that the syringe better holds its lines.
Only 8-9% shrinkage.
Similar drying times as original and 650 formulas when using applied heat
(such as a hair dryer, warmer, or dehydrator).
Easier carving and filing in the dry stage.
Quicker and simpler reconstitution from dried clay; new formula clay is meant to absorb moisture well.
Fires similarly to 650 formula (30 minutes at 1200°F, on a continuum to only 5 minutes at or above 1472°F) .
High quality finishing and shine.


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ACS 950 Clay 25 grams

Art ClaySsilver 950 - 25g Clay

The known and trusted ease of use and appearance of the already known Art Clay Silver, plus added durability and strength. With the added strength of the 950, it is well suited for making moving part, such as clasps and hinges, and holds it's shape well for those larger form from rings to bracelets.

Firing time is an approximate 2 hours, excluding cooling time.

Finished pieces can be marked as Sterling with a purity level of .95.

  • Original Price: $63.00
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ACS 950 Clay 50 grams

Art ClaySsilver 950 - 50g Clay

The known and trusted ease of use and appearance of the already known Art Clay Silver, plus added durability and strength. With the added strength of the 950, it is well suited for making moving part, such as clasps and hinges, and holds it's shape well for those larger form from rings to bracelets.

Firing time is an approximate 2 hours, excluding cooling time.

Finished pieces can be marked as Sterling with a purity level of .95.

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Art Clay Silver Kit Get started!

Everything you need to get started making, firing, and polishing Art Clay Silver. Includes 20grams of Clay, 10g paste and syringe, two instruction books, a firing grate, brass brush, and two 4mm CZ's. With this kit you will get a good start on your new adventure!
Use the drop down boxes under custom configuration to customize your kit.
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ACS Clay 10 grams

Art Clay silver 10g Clay

Fire as low as 1200°F! Great for use with glass and sterling silver. Resealable mylar packaging. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%.

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ACS Clay 20 grams

Art Clay silver 20g Clay

Fire as low as 1200°F! Great for use with glass and sterling silver. Resealable mylar packaging. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%.
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ACS Clay 50 grams

Art Clay silver 50g Clay

Fire as low as 1200°F! Great for use with glass and sterling silver. Resealable mylar packaging. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%.
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ACS Clay 7 grams

Art Clay silver 7g Clay

Fire as low as 1200°F! Great for use with glass and sterling silver. Resealable mylar packaging. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%.
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Copper Clay 50 Grams

Art Clay Copper 50g This is the newest addition to the Art Clay line of metal clay products. Art Clay Copper only requires a 30 minute kiln firing time and does not require activated carbon or a firing pan. This clay is perfect for use with the Paragon SC-2 kiln! The clay shrinks a little under 10% during the firing process. Best to fire with a torch and quench immediately. Learn More

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ACS Paper 10gm

Art Clay Silver Paper Can be folded, pleated or you can punch out shapes for appliqué. Unique, paper-thin sheet of silver clay that needs no drying time. Available in 10 grams. 7.5cm square. Fire in kiln a little slower than normal (1000F per hour) to 1470 and hold for 30 min. Complete instructions included.
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ACS Paper, 15gm Long

Art Clay Silver Paper Long Can be folded, pleated or you can punch out shapes for appliqué. Unique, paper-thin sheet of silver clay that needs no drying time. Available in 15 grams. 4x20cm. Fire in kiln a little slower than normal (1000F per hour) to 1470 and hold for 30 min. Complete instructions included.
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ACS Paste 10 grams (New Formula)

Art Clay Silver 10g Paste (New Formula)
Used to coat or paint organic materials such as leaves, twigs, or paper forms. During the firing process, the organic material burns away leaving fine detail captured in silver. May be fired from 1200ºF to 1600ºF. Can be used to combine two fired Art Clay pieces together, firing a dried piece and fired Art Clay piece together, and firing silver findings and fired Art Clay pieces together. Fire as low as 1200°F. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. The consistency ratio of New Paste Type is 90% silver and 10% binder and water.
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ACS Paste 20 grams (New Formula)

Art Clay Silver 20g Paste (New Formula)
Used to coat or paint organic materials such as leaves, twigs, or paper forms. During the firing process, the organic material burns away leaving fine detail captured in silver. May be fired from 1200ºF to 1600ºF. Can be used to combine two fired Art Clay pieces together, firing a dried piece and fired Art Clay piece together, and firing silver findings and fired Art Clay pieces together. Fire as low as 1200°F. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. The consistency ratio of New Paste Type is 90% silver and 10% binder and water.
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ACS Syringe No Tip 10g

Art Clay Silver Syringe No Tip 10g
Does not include tip. Used as a refill. Simply remove nozzle from previous, empty syringe and place on refill. Can be used to fill cracks or decorate unfired pieces. Fire as low as 1200°F. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%. SYRINGES CANNOT BE REFILLED WHEN EMPTY!
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ACS Syringe One Tip 10g

Art Clay Silver Syringe One Tip 10g
Includes one reusable 0.84mm tip. Can be used to fill cracks or decorate unfired pieces. Fire as low as 1200°F for 30 minutes in a kiln. This product can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%. SYRINGES CANNOT BE REFILLED!
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ACS Syringe Three Tips 10g

Art Clay Silver Syringe Three Tips 10g
Includes three reusable 0.84mm tip. Can be used to fill cracks or decorate unfired pieces. Fire as low as 1200°F for 30 minutes in a kiln. This product can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%. SYRINGES CANNOT BE REFILLED!
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ACS 650 Syringe 0 Tip 10 grams DISC

35% Off Art Clay Silver 650/1200 Low Fire Series - Syringe (No Tip)
Fires at 1200ºF with shrinkage of only 8-9%. Fire w/glass without yellowing or shift. Many gemstones can be fired into clay and can be fired w/Sterling. Successful firing with Kiln, Torch, or Gas Stovetop. Use for repairs, fill-ins. Create filigree, hollow form, or other creative design enhancements. Tips not included
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ACS 650 Syringe 3 Tip 10 grams DISC

35%

Off Art Clay Silver 650/1200 Low Fire Series - Syringe (3 tips)
Fires at 1200ºF with shrinkage of only 8-9%. Fire w/glass without yellowing or shift. Many gemstones can be fired into clay and can be fired w/Sterling. Successful firing with Kiln, Torch, or Gas Stovetop. Use for repairs, fill-ins. Create filigree, hollow form, or other creative design enhancements. Experiment with tips!

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