I woke up in the middle of the night last night, dreaming about a design so had to draw it out in my notebook as soon as I got up this morning. So why am I so excited about Art Clay Copper? Well here's why:
1. It's Aida industries brand new product. They've been developing it very carefully, so although there has been another copper product (Coppr Clay) on the market since April 2009 it needs to be kiln fired for around 2 hours. Art Clay Copper can be fired in a kiln for 30 minutes and can also be fired with a torch...what a breakthrough!
2. Art Clay Copper is a really cost effective way to use precious metal clay. The price of a packet of Art Clay Copper is £15 for 50 grams. Yes, that's right 50 grams! So your designs will stretch so much further and you can use copper clay for all those big, chunky statement pieces you've been dying to make.
3. Different effects of colour can be created on the copper after it's fired by heating it with a torch. I'm itching to experiment with this part.
I'll let you know how my new adventures with Art Clay Copper go and I'll be adding some copper clay classes in the new year. Look out for these and also let me know if you'd be interested in adding copper clay to your repertoire.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Here Comes Art Clay Copper!
I'm so excited because Art Clay Copper has finally arrived hurrah! I've ordered my first packet and I cannot wait to get my hands on it and start playing.