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Innovative surface allows you to go from creating to baking with ease!
Though it's possible to work on ceramic tiles, aluminum foil or metal sheets, you may want to find a more permanent work surface if you plan on using polymer clay extensively. The Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Work Mat is a common choice for this purpose, allowing you to transition from creating to baking with ease.
A dedicated clay mat eliminates the risk of damaging or contaminating baking sheets or cookware that you also use for food. It's specifically designed to work with polymer clay to make curing and cleanup a breeze.
A silicone work mat is a game-changer for people who use polymer clay regularly.
Simply roll out the Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Work Mat onto a hard, flat surface and you're ready to go! You can roll, mold and cut your creation all in one spot. When it's time for curing, gently slide the mat onto a baking sheet and place it in the oven. Once you've finished your project, wash off the mat with soapy water and roll it back up until next time. That's all there is to it!
There are many advantages to using silicone mats for working with clay:
Sculpting a masterpiece on top of a crinkly piece of aluminum foil can be challenging. Polymer clay will take on the texture of whatever surface it touches, so choosing a smooth work surface is crucial. Due to its smooth surface, this polymer clay mat from Sculpey® will ensure all your creations retain their original shape.
The no-skid silicone surface stays firmly in place as you craft. It also grips onto the clay so you can cut and mold it with ease — and the scraps still peel right off. Clayers of all ages and skill levels appreciate a steady work surface.
The Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Work Mat allows you to design and bake your clay in one place. When you're ready to cure your creation, simply transfer the mat to a baking sheet and you're ready to go! You don't have to worry about damaging your project trying to move or scrape it onto another surface.
Our clay mat protects any work surface from stains, scratches and deterioration. It's thick and durable so you can use knives and cutters without damaging the material or table-top underneath.
The Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Work Mat is 7.75 inches by 13 inches. It provides plenty of space to mold your creations and still fit on most baking sheets with plenty of room to spare. You can easily trim a few inches off the side to create the perfect size for toaster ovens.
Unlike disposable materials like cardstock, aluminum foil or parchment paper, you can reuse your silicone clay mat over and over.
The Sculpey® work and bake mat is extremely easy to clean. You can rub it with a baby wipe between colors to prevent any pigment from transferring to the next clay. After baking, a little soap and water will wash away any residue.
If you're curious about polymer clay and want to start making your own Sculpey® creations, you may not need any tools to begin unless you have a specific project in mind. As a teacher or parent, you may also find that kids over 8 years old are happy to play with and mold the clay with their hands. However, modeling tools and cutters allow you to create shapes and textures that aren't always possible with your hands alone.
When you want to start experimenting with polymer clay tools, there are some must-haves that you can use to create a wide variety of projects. Along with the Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Work Mat, some of the most useful and widely used tools include:
If you want to buy all your beginner tools in one place, we recommend checking out the Essential tool kit.
If you're looking to stretch your creativity beyond the basics, try adding the following materials to your polymer clay studio:
For over five decades, Sculpey® has been bringing high-quality clays to your home. We strive to bring your imagination to life by making the appropriate tools, clay products and mediums to get you started on your journey.
Order your Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Work Mat and other desired tools and accessories today for a memorable crafting experience.