Tools and Equipment

 

You can use the same tools and equipment with Creative Copper as you would use with Precious Metal Clay. When switching between the two types of metal clay it is best to clean tools and equipment using warm soapy water and a soft brush. However, we recommend you use a stainless steel brush for Precious Metal Clay and a seperate Brass brush for Copper and Bronze Clays. When using a barrel polisher you must use a seperate barrel for the Copper Clay. (You can use the same barrel for your copper and bronze pieces but do not use it for silver pieces.)



Essential Tools

Copper Clay starter kit
  • Teflon or Work mat
  • Acrylic spacers and rollers (1.5mm for use with Copper Clay or 2mm for use with Bronze clay)
  • Olive oil dispenser or spray bottle
  • Clayshaper
  • Paintbrush and water
  • Small pot for creating paste
  • Professional Hand held Torch- Please note a kitchen torch will not be strong enough for firing this type of clay.
  • Torch block
  • Kiln
  • Kiln Pillow
  • Pyrex dish
  • Picklean granules (Safety Pickle)
  • Brass Brush