What is Metal Clay? What is PMC? What is Art Clay?
Silver and gold metal clays have been available to the public since the mid-1990's. Mitsubishi and Aida Chemicals make Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and Art Clay Silver respectively. The ingredients are just fine silver or gold particles, an organic binder and water. They can be worked in the same way as ceramic clays - rolled, formed, textured and cut. When the water is allowed to evaporate and the dry piece is fired, the result is a fine silver or gold item which is hallmark quality.
In recent years there has been a huge explosion of the development of new base metal clays including bronze, copper, brass, sterling silver and many others. It is really a very exciting time being part of something so new and amazing to work with. You too could be at the forefront of this incredible new way of working with metal!