What is Silver Clay?
Silver clay is made from tiny particles of silver mixed with a tiny amount of an organic binding agent. It was developed in Japan in the 1990’s using silver recycled from the electronics industry, so it is eco-friendly.
Silver clay comes in a number of forms, clay, paste and syringe. The clay form can be manipulated using moulds, texture mats, cutters, etc. The paste version can be used to paint onto objects, such as leaves which when fired capture the fine details.
With Silver clay very fine detail can be achieved, including impressions that would require casting in any other method of metalwork.
Once fired in a kiln or by hand, the binding agents are burnt off leaving 99.9% fine silver.