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Objects modeled with Amaco's Mexican Pottery Clay air-harden without firing to a rich red color similar to Mexican or Indian pottery.They need little or no decorating.
Supplied in moist form, this ready-to-use clay can be shaped by hand or thrown on a wheel. Decorate with opaque tempera if desired.
Note — This clay is AP non-toxic when moist but carries a health warning when it is in dry form.
Note — Any combination of clay, plaster, sand, and molding material totaling 50 lbs or more does not qualify for our free shipping offer.
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® Amaco is a registered trademark of American Art Clay Company.
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from Corpus Christi, TX
Comments about Amaco Mexican Pottery Clay:
My students use this product regularly. It is easy to use and stays moist while working with it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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love this stuff
I use this clay for youth retreats and each student sculpts something meaningful to them, the best part is that they then have something to take home with them for a lasting memory. be careful with the darker colors adding water to smooth edges can cause some discoloring over time. But if used straight out of the box in more of a carved method rather than molded you won't have any such problem.
great product - use it all the time
from Tulsa, OK
This is the one clay that works for us at our museum where we have no ceramic equipment or facility. The air dry clay makes it possible to teach visitors about Native American pottery through the experience of making it and have the clay harder at home.
Self drying pottery clay
from Tucson, Az
The clay is being used for a school project. It dries a nice terracotta color, so you really don't need to paint it. If you do not get it to thin it will not crack and is strong. It dries on its own.I can't think of anything that is not good about this clay.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
will buy again
from Yankton, SD
My grandchild loves to work with this clay!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great Air-Dry Clay
We've used this clay for a Girl Scout activity for years. It's easy to work with, cuts with a wire, leftover can be kept in refrigerator or even frozen until you need it and it dries nicely. If you are making a flat object, you will need to keep an eye on it as it dries as the edges will curl up slightly.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Rock Island,IL
Very good for small work
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Ideal for a clay retreat
from Fort Collins CO
I used air drying clay for the first time. The product was ideal for the circumstances. I taught a clay weekend retreat in the mountains for ten people. The results were amazing and everyone was ready to do more. As an art teacher, the outcome was as good as it could be.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Mexican Pottery Clay
from La Quinta
As I start spinning pottery again after 30+ years, I find the clay to be very usable. I like the fact that it is self hardening since I do not have the availablity of a kiln. It would be nice if each box had an informational sheet, explaining what can and can not be done with the clay.....e.g. baked in an oven, the specific glazes that would work with the clay, etc. Not a big deal however.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
This is great for small projects
from New York
About Me Hobbyist, Student, Teacher
It's really easy to work with, but the package could use some improvement, since is a humid product, if air gets in, the clay could get a little mold, you can scrape it off and it's all good tho.
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