Art Clay Copper is a clay material to make a wide range of pieces such as jewelry, craft designs, and objects like sculptures and models. Art Clay Copper can be fired in an electric kiln with or without using carbon, with the resulting fired piece being more than 99.5% pure Copper. (The percentage of copper in the clay state is 90%.)
Copper ratio before firing: 90% (Rest of 10% is Binder and Water)
Copper purity after firing: over 99.5%
Firing schedule: 30 mins./970Deg. C
Available package:50g(2 pieces of 25g)
Material form: Lump in aluminum package
Kiln firing is recommended. *After firing, quench is needed to get rid of oxidized layer, please check the instruction below how to quench and pickle.
|Holding time(at least)
|After Firing, take out the piece with tweezers or tongs from the kiln, and quench immediately with water, so that most of the oxidized layer will peel off .
|Place the fired piece into a solution made with pickling compound to take away any oxidized layers on the surface. For any oxidized layers around detailed design areas, please use a polishing point with an electric rotary tool.
|*For use and proper disposal of the pickling solution, please be environmentally responsible and follow the instructions included with this product carefully.
This is an application designed for Art Clay Silver and Copper based on traditional Japanese metalsmith techniques developed back in the 1600s in Japan for sword fittings.
Mokume means Wood pattern. Gane is metal alloy made from mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns. To achieve high quality Mokume-Gane by traditional way, it requires adequate experiences, tremendous time for making process, and many special equipments. So, the technique has been inherited by only limited craftsperson, but its beauty applied into today's craft work and jewelry in Japan and overseas with high reputation.
To learn this technique, you can learn this from Art Clay Official distributors.