What is Silver Clay? It’s Pure Alchemy!

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 of leaving 99.9% fine silver.  

At Country Designs by Lisa I love to use this amazing product to paint leaves such as oak, gingko, fern, olive and many more.  It allows me to capture all the fine details forever.  

I also love to find seed heads and flowers in nature that allow me to take a mould or use them to imprint directly into the clay.  

Please have look through my shop to see all the amazing ways I use this product to capture nature in my work.  

Lisa x

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1 thought on “What is Silver Clay? It’s Pure Alchemy!

  1. Beautiful and so detailed.

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