Clayologie TM Artists Clay stays usable until baked or heated excessively. Bake Clayologie TM Artists Clay for 30 minutes or longer at 130 C (up to an hour to create a stronger object).
Never bake clay at a higher temperature than 130 C and use the regular oven setting, not the grill! If the grilling element is allowed to come on, scorching of the items being baked will occur. To moderate temperature fluctuations, place the biggest floor tile (smooth glazed white tile work well) that will fit in your oven on the rack near the bottom and place your items on the tile for baking. Put baking paper under the items.
A longer curing time will make objects stronger and is necessary for thick pieces. Do not increase baking temperature, it will leave your clay discolored or burned. As a rule of thumb, bake for 15 minutes per 5mm thickness of clay.
It is possible to bake the clay repeatedly. The end product is flexible but extremely strong.
Bake in a clean domestic oven, preventing potential dirt particles to settle on the clay leaving it discolored. Use an oven thermometer to test the temperature as ovens vary.
It is a good idea to cover the pieces with a dish, lid or foil dome when baking allowing a constant temperature as well as preventing cold air pockets affecting the baking process.
Unbaked pieces can be added to baked pieces and then re-baked. Use our translucent liquid clay to bond pieces together or to make clay adhere to other objects like glassware, utensils, mugs, etc.
Clayologie TM Artists Clay can be baked with wood, glass, mirror and stones embedded in it. Use our translucent liquid clay to adhere and embed heat resistant objects into the clay. If adding crystals to a piece, make sure that they are hot fix crystals or Swarovski crystals. Plastic crystals will melt!
Bake intricate objects on a bed of cornstarch to keep the original shape. Let the items cool down in the oven before removing it. Putting baking paper under items is a good idea.
A bead rack is a handy tool when baking beads but not essential. Create a porcupine by forming a ball of foil and stick the skewers with beads into it. A household sponge can be used in the same way. Metal rods will heat and cool much faster than your beads during baking. this can result in the hole expanding, distorting or discolouring.
The finished product can be washed with soap and water, except where pigment powders have been rubbed on afterwards. Make sure to seal the item with ClayologieTM glaze on the areas where pigment powders have been applied to prebaked clay and then rebake the glazed item.