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Objects modeled from Stonex White Clay air-harden without firing or baking. Supplied in moist form, this ready-to-use clay can be shaped by hand or thrown on a wheel. Decorate with tempera or acrylic if desired.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great product for students!
By HH Tracy - Art Teacher
from Lafayette, Louisiana
Comments about Amaco Stonex White Clay:
I have been using Amaco Stonex Clay for years now with my high school art students. It is a great product to introduce hand building without the need of a kiln. The clay is easy to use, ships SUPER fast, and the students love getting to learn about ceramics! I would highly recommend this product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great White Clay
from Columbia, MD
We are a preschool and they children love working with this clay and seeing their art work harden so they can paint it and give it to their parents as gifts.
By Gundlach Arts camp
from New Albany Ohio
My art camp kids made Mini Totem Poles that was actually on your website.They clay was amazing for this product.
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Amaco Stonex ROCKS!!!
from New York
I use it with students from 7 years old and can be used with adults as well. The product works well and cleans up nicely. Its great for kids because it is very user friendly and forgiving. It is cost effective and good for all! I use it for my own enjoyment.
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Tags: Amaco Stonex, Made with Product, Crayola Tempera Paint
Give me a vowel!!!
Tags: Crayola Tempera Paint, Made with Product, Amaco Stonex
I will buy this product again!
from Dallas, Texas
I am a student in high school who does art on her own, so I'm always looking for great prices and value. This product works great for me and dries quickly.
80 White Hands!
By Judy, the Students' Artist
from Decatur, IL
I donated two art classes to two school's annual fund-raising auctions. This is the second year and each year the price escalates. I donate the materials and the lessons--it's a winning solution for the school, the students, the benefactor (who gets to do art with us), and me. This year, both classes voted to work with the self-hardening clay. I also visited your website for class ideas, and the medallion and bead-making surfaced as the winner. We made our art over two days, allowing the clay to harden during the weekend away from school. We painted, rubbed with gold dust, sprayed with fixative, and strung our finished necklaces. I even sent back to the school clay forms that I made to replace the students who broke theirs. The students loved the feel of the clay in their hands, rolling it into dryness--when we sprinkled water on their clay, they even loved the soft and slippery feel more! Hence, the 80 white hands! The project was definitely one they enjoyed. I even saw the students sporting their new medallions at our Spring Registration! For 40 third graders, this was a great experience!
Great for Small Project
I've been trying to find the best possible air dry clay for small projects like ring dishes, little animal figurines and ornaments. So far Amaco Stonex Clay is my favorite, above homemade paper clay, homemade cold porcelain clay and La Doll Stone Clay. It looks and feels like ceramic clay you fire, it holds its shape nicely while wet, when partially dry it is leathery and carve-able, and I have not had any cracking problems like others mentioned. I even speed dry by laying work on a cookie sheet on top of my hot coal stove and nothing has cracked. None of my pieces are more than half an inch thick though. It dries much harder and stronger than ceramic clay that needs firing, and it takes acrylic paint, model paint and tinted lacquer nicely. It is sticky so pressing into a form doesn't work, but when I wanted a bowl shape I lined the bowl with saran wrap, pressed the clay, removed it with the wrap attached and the wrap peeled off nicely.Bottom Line: Looks and feels like traditional firing clay but a little stickier, dries without cracking (even when speed drying), dries strong and takes most paint.
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Tags: Made with Product
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from Spartanburg, SC
I purchased 3 boxes of this clay and couldn't wait to try it, having heard amazing things about "air dry" clay. For four or five weeks, now, my Middle School 3D Class have created very detailed Steam Punk insects, using this clay and incorporating a variety of recycled materials. In the last 3 days, most of these have cracked. (BTW: I am an experienced potter and have used Amoco products for years, with great results.) I recommended that my students continue to compress the clay around the crack and, since it's air dry clay, add more clay if the crack is really bad. The result is more cracking. Then, my own piece cracked. With an art show that features these pieces scheduled for next Thursday, I needed help. I phoned Blick to make sure that what I had ordered and received was indeed the product I thought it was: Amoco Stonex, listed under "Air Dry Clays" on the website. Then, I phoned Tech Support at Amoco hoping to find a solution – hoping maybe there is something we can spray them with, other than water, to stop the cracking. I was asked a series of questions, "What kind of plastic bags are you using, grocery bags?" (no, Ziplock), "Are they in direct sunlight?" (no) and told that the "clay on the outside was drying faster than the clay on the inside, causing the cracking" (mmm). I was also told that the clay was "air hardening", not "air dry". I had to redirect the person to get back to trying to help me stop the cracking problem. I have left my phone number, hoping they will call me with a solution. I am going after a refund on the other two unopened boxes. Can anyone recommend an air dry clay product that works?
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Will not release from Molds
from Austin, TX
This product might work for modeling and other applications but it is unusable with molds and cutters. The product sticks to wax paper and cookie cutters that I was using to cut- I didn't dare put it into a silicone mold- it would never come out. I loved the flexibility of it, it rolled out like a dream- but if I can't unstick it without leaving my fingerprints, then it is of no use to me
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(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Hard to work with
from Anchorage, AK
I was so disappointed by this product. I had my students making tile mosaics. This clay was so hard thst it was very difficult to push the tiles into. When we finally got them finished and set aside to dry, the clay started cracking and the pieces were falling out. After 24 hours some of the pieces just cracked in half. I, as well as my students, were very disappointed.
Merchant response: At Blick we always attempt to provide the best information possible to our customers. In this case, the Amaco Stonex White Clay would not be recommended for this application. If you ever have specific questions regarding our products or how to use them, please contact our Product information department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 933-2542. Our product specialists will be happy to help you with questions about art materials, product applications, and techniques.
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