Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Laguna Air-Dry Clay

I had to share this fabulous find... kiln-free clay! It is a high quality, smooth clay that is very easy to work with. (it feels like regular clay that I've used in the past) . It's leather hard in 24 hours and 'all dry' after several days depending on temperature, humidity and thickness. I bought it at the local art supply store.
Mostly I was thinking of Christmas ornaments and stamping my smaller woodblocks into it for mini-wall art. If you love to work with clay but don't have a kiln or access to one... this is a great alternative! You can paint it with acrylics and who knows what else. I'm preparing to experiment. It is not waterproof, though and you have to use a commercial water sealant for that - so, decorative use only. (no, I don't work for Laguna... I just tend to get overly excited about the possibilities of newly discovered medias!)


tangled sky studio said...

hi brenda,
thanks for the well wishes! this clay looks great for projects with kids. i bet your wood blocks would create some amazing pieces!

justagirl said...

wow I didn't know you could get clay like that... a really good idea.

p.s I have tagged you, take a look at my blog to get the details :)

artslice said...

Ooh, my first tag! OK, Katherine... I'm thinking about what I may write, stay tuned :)