Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Pardo Clay Projects

I went back to Hobby Lobby and purchased one of every color they had plus two whites and two translucent.  And as you can see, I purchased some of the paints too. 

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 I made these canes. The clay conditioned with ease and reduced wonderfully. So far I'm loving it.  Very little distortion and the canes are easy to slice.

 I used my extruder for this one, the one on the right is from left over clay.  The clay is expensive so I don't want to waste a single bit.

This was an experiment.  I rolled a sheet of translucent out to the #9 setting on my pasta machine. I laid it on a ceramic tile and painted some squiggles on the raw clay with the metal paints.  I cut the excess clay from around the images (again because of the cost I didn't want to waste clay) and popped it in the oven.

 The cured pieces are very strong and flexible. I tried bending it every which way and it didn't break.

Next I am going to try it with the colored clay and see what happens. If the thin sheets are strong enough I would like to use them with wire.  I have a plan in my head, now we will see if it works.


  1. Those are fun canes!! I'm so glad you're liking the Pardo clay. I haven't tried the artist grade version, the jewelry version I have really makes the canes soft, even when they are mostly Kato.

  2. Wow! I need to get rich so I can try this stuff. I have 3 balls of Pardo that a friend shared with me, so I will try to make a mini cane.

    Bette in Minneapolis

  3. Thanks Jackie, I was surprised at how good it works for canes. Just wish it was less expensive and more places carried it.

    Hi Bette, The Pardo I used for the canes is the Pardo Professional Art Clay, it comes in blocks. The clay you have in the balls is the Jewelelry Clay which is softer and probably less suitable