Victorian Salt Clay

ImageI have been considering selling Victorian Salt clay in my store. I’m not sure how popular this type of clay is and if anyone would buy it but it is easy to make. Ingredients are salt and flour. Of course I add other secret ingredients to make ours extra special 🙂  I love the way the clay looks when it’s finished. It looks just like stone. It does take longer to dry than our air dry cold porcelain clay but the great thing about Victorian Salt Clay is that it can be baked in the oven. It will typically take longer to bake than traditional polymer clay but you can bake it for at least up to 2 hrs on low moderate heat. It’s completely non toxic and when dried as hard as a rocki! very durable and lasts for a very long time. I would assume you would have to seal this clay with a sealant which shouldn’t be hard to do. However i’m not sure if it can hold water if you used the clay to make a bowl. I think I will definitely do some experiments with it before offering it for sale in my store. Would you buy Victorian Salt Clay or make it yourself? 

 

Stacie Laurell

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2 thoughts on “Victorian Salt Clay

  1. Victorian salt clay is made with 2 parts salt and 1 part corn starch (not flour) with enough water to make it form into a thick paste. I have never tried making it with flour, I guess that could work. Maybe I’ll give it a try and see sometime.

    To answer your question, no I would not buy salt clay. It is so cheap and so easy to make. But I looked at the date on this and see that it is a year old, so I guess you probably decided already if you want to sell it or not.

    • Hi I tried the recipe with flour and it came out just fine but there is no demand for salt clay. People can make it for cheap at home so no I didn’t start selling salt clay 🙂 thanks for the reply!

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