Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Copper Clay

Here are some of the copper clay pieces I made in class and on vacation.  I played with two kinds of clay Art Clay Copper and CopprClay, I hated the Art Clay Copper it was sticky and stretchy,  there is a place for it I hope but for now I am going to stay with the CopprClay.  It takes a longer firing time and you have to use the little pot and coconut carbon firing media to stop oxidation but the ease of use is worth the extra trouble.  I am thrilled with my results and can't wait to play with it again but am going to wait until all my pieces are fired.

These are the copper after being fired and tumbled for an hour.
If I tumbled them longer they would be shiny copper but I didn't want that.
These have been fired but not tumbled yet, the little black fibers you see are the coconut carbon they were fired in.

Here are some pieces that have not been fired yet.


  1. Those are awesome. I would love to play with copper clay. Do you have a recomendation for a good source for the clay.

  2. You won't find a better price on the slow fire copper than here I would suggest the firing box from Whole lotta wimsey here I have a tiny kiln so I had to get the smallest box.

  3. Wow! I love your copper! I've been wanting to use the copper clay but haven't started yet.