FASTfire BRONZclay can be added to a variety of media, including glass, ceramics, porcelain and polymer clay. It can be rolled, sculpted, stamped, sanded, burnished, filed, engraved, drilled and pre-polished, before and after firing.
FASTfire BRONZclay allows you to create an amazing variety of unique jewelry and one-of-a-kind beads with just a few tools. Its economic price compared to precious metal clays allows you to create large pieces, too, including handmade tools. You can even use it on a potter's wheel to shape bronze hollowware. There are a few tricks to it, though ... We strongly recommend that you take some time to get familiar with the product before beginning your first project.
Other things we should mention:
FASTfire BRONZclay must be fired in a kiln.
To reduce oxidation, piece must be surrounded by coconut shell-based activated carbon during firing.
Finished color is a richer yellow than regular BRONZclay.
Fires in just 2 hours with full ramp speed.
Shrinks less than 10% after firing.
To recycle every usable scrap, and keep it at a good consistency, use small plastic screw-top containers (#69-132). These containers provide space for the clay and space for a damp sponge, separated by a perforated or breathable layer.
If you also work with Art Clay Silver, your ACS tools and work surfaces must be kept separate from the tools and surfaces that you use with FASTfire BRONZclay. The materials do not work well together, and you will get some unwanted results if you use the same tools and work surfaces for both.
Like other clays, FastFire BRONZclay can be formed, molded, sculpted and shaped using your own hands. 10% shrinkage when fired, with a 2 hour fire time. 100grams. Inexpensive way to get started with metal clay. To reduce oxidation, the clay must be surrounded by activated carbon during firing. Coconut shell-based carbon produces a light patina.