Sculpey oven-bake clay was a happy accident! The compound known as Sculpey oven-bake clay today was first created in the early 1960s, with the original idea being to use the clay as a thermal transfer compound which would conduct heat away from the cores of electrical transformers. However, the usage of the compound for this purpose turned out to be unsuccessful. The material was set aside in the lab and forgotten about. Then one day the Director of the lab was playing around with it and discovered that you could shape it and then bake it at a low temperature and it would stay in that shape. He then did more testing and discovered that the compound could be molded, baked, sanded, drilled, carved and painted. It became a highly versatile medium for the craft industry. Getting Sculpey into the hands of crafters was a grass roots effort! We traveled around the country to craft shows, street fairs and demonstrations in small art stores. We brought talented artists with us to show people all of the amazing things you could do with it! Sculpey clay started out as just a white clay. It wasn’t until years later that we started making the beautiful colors you know and love today! We still partner with artists today to showcase all of the amazing things you can do with our oven-bake clays and liquid polymer clays.
We are continually striving to bring innovation, inspiration and creativity to clayers of all ages and skill levels! We have expanded our product offering into other types of clay and tools.
Polymer clay – We now have multiple brands that help artists do any type of project you can imagine.
Kids – Sculpey Bake Shop®, Sculpey Bake Shop® Eraser, Sculpey Bake Shop® Glow, Sculpey Bake Shop® Bendy and Sculpey Bake Shop Light™
Artists – Sculpey Premo™, Sculpey® Soufflé
General fun – Sculpey III®, Original Sculpey®, Keepsake®,
Sculpting – Super Sculpey®, Super Sculpey Medium™, Super Sculpey Firm™, Super Sculpey Living Doll®, Super Sculpey Ultralight®
Liquid Sculpey® Polymer Clay – Introducing a completely new way to create! It starts out as a liquid but bakes into lightweight, flexible, strong solid pieces. This is a versatile crafting medium! Perfect for making jewelry, home décor, mixed media, window clings, grout for mosaics and much more! Just like regular polymer clay, our liquid polymer clay is bakeable and long-lasting, but instead of shaping with your hands, you squeeze it right out of the bottle. Use it for lettering, doodling and designing on clay surfaces, baking shapes in oven-safe silicone molds, creating window clings and any other project you desire.
Sculpey Air-Dry™ Clay - If you’re looking to create home décor, kids’ projects, school projects, jewelry or keepsake prints with clay but don’t have access to an oven we offer two types of air dry clay for your crafting needs. Use our smooth, pliable, Sculpey Air-Dry™ clay for kids’ crafts, home décor and jewelry projects. Once dry, it’s hard, durable and can be drilled, carved, sanded or painted for extra flair. Our Sculpey Air-Dry Porcelain™ Clay is ideal for creating realistic figurines, flowers and fancy jewelry. Add extra color by kneading oil paint into the clay and enjoy the dazzling translucent finish that will remind you of porcelain when dry. Explore all our products and project ideas for more inspiration.
Sculpey Non-Dry™ Clay - This wax based modeling clay is easy to work with and never dries out! This pliable clay sticks to itself making it easy to shape, Sculpey and create with! Are you into clay animation or an amateur clayer hoping to dig your hands into some magnificent modeling clay? If you're looking for safe, easy-to-use modeling clay that won't dry out, you've come to the perfect place. With a complete lineup of non-hardening modeling clay for all ages, Sculpey Non-Dry™ clay aims to provide you with a versatile material you can use for explorative products, crafting with kids, clay animation, classes and anything else you can imagine!
Sculpey Tools™ - We also have a wide variety of tools to use with our clay and liquids! From hand tools, cutters, molds and embellishing tools we have everything you will need to create any type of project using clay!