Rehydrating Dried-out Metal Clay with Pam East

Rehydrating Dried-out Metal Clay

Instructor Bio: 
21 minutes

Do you have an unfired metal clay project that didn’t turn out the way you wanted? Piles of scraps, dust and broken pieces on your workbench? Pam East will show you how to turn your dried-out metal clay scraps, dust and unfired failures back into useable clay. Never waste a bit of clay again!

There are two different methods for rehydrating metal clay, depending on what shape the scrap is in. Dust, small bits, and the other junk that collects on your workbench is handled differently than larger broken pieces or projects that didn’t work out. Using the right method will save you time and improve your results.

Covered In This Class: 
  • rehydrating metal clay
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Dried out metal clay, Unfired
  • Spray bottle of distilled water
  • Plastic report cover
  • Clay roller
  • Release agent
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • 150 mesh sifting screen with two catch pans (aka “caps” or “Solid pans”)
  • Glass custard cup or bowl
  • Metal spatula
  • Plastic wrap
  • Glass Clay keeper/hydrator
  • Terracotta Pot clay keeper

Included a PDFnotes and all the resources you need to get started.

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Thank you Pam!