Polymer Oven-Bake Clay
Polymer oven-bake clay is perfect for everything from custom jewelry pieces, home décor, sculptures, holiday decorations and more! The best part about oven-bake clay? It is incredibly soft and malleable and will retain its freshness even when exposed to air.
Are you ready to have the tools and know-how to create a clay project you'll be proud to show off? Read on to discover the benefits of polymer oven-bake clay, as well as popular uses and baking tips.
What Is Polymer Clay?
Polymer clay is a type of oven-bake modeling clay composed of resins, polymers, fillers and coloring agents. Available in a multitude of colors, including glow-in-the-dark, metallics and granite, polymer clay is a versatile material that will retain its color and size after the baking process. Thanks to these characteristics, polymer oven-bake clay can be used to simulate materials such as wood, porcelain, stone and faux stones.
Benefits of Creating With Polymer Oven-Bake Clay
Polymer oven-bake clay is highly pliable and used by makers of all ages to make alluring crafts, dolls, small sculptures, jewelry, home décor and more.
Because they are easy to work with and non-toxic, oven-bake clays are ideal for adults and children alike. Polymer oven-bake clay does not require a professional oven or kiln for curing. Simply follow the product directions on each Sculpey® clay package for baking in a toaster oven or home oven. Oven-bake clay can be:
- - Cut with tools.
- - Shaped.
- - Rolled.
- - Pressed into molds.
- - Drilled.
- - Painted.
- - Sanded after baking.
Tips for Using Polymer Oven-Bake Clay
You can use polymer oven-bake clay in a variety of ways. For a streamlined process, make sure to abide by the following tips:
- - Protect your surface area
- - Condition your oven-bake clay
- - Bake your creation using an oven thermometer to make sure you are baking at the correct temperature
- - Optional - sand, buff, glaze and paint your polymer clay design
How Do You Know When Polymer Clay Is Done Baking?
You will know your clay piece has been cured correctly because it will be difficult to break. However, if it is thin, it may bend easily. Once cured, the clay can be cut or broken cleanly without resulting in a crumbly texture.
Glean Inspiration From Polymer Oven-Bake Clay Creations
You may already be thinking about what you can make with polymer oven-bake clay. At Sculpey®, we showcase the best and the latest in polymer clay designs, always striving to inspire people to create with clay. Check out some of the newest polymer clay projects featured on our projects page to see creations like these:
- - Premo Sculpey® Umbrella Earrings
- - Original Sculpey® Granite Miniature Fairy House
- - Liquid Sculpey® Confetti Clear Fancy Wine Tag
- - Sculpey® Soufflé™ Silkscreened Pieced Pendant
Order Clay From Sculpey®
Sculpey® is excited to help you bring your clay creations to life with ease. If you have questions about what Sculpey® brand is best for your project or how long to bake your piece, check out the FAQ page where there are tons of tips and techniques for working with polymer clay!
We offer the best polymer oven-bake clay on the market in a wide range of beautiful color palettes. Browse our clay lines and order your favorite Sculpey® oven-bake clay today.