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Why Cold Porcelain Artist use cold Porcelain Clay Instead of Polymer Clay

get-attachment (87)Lots of cake topper artist and sculpting artist prefer Cold Porcelain over polymer clay and if you’re wondering why here are a few reasons:

Cold Porcelain clay requires less conditioning and does not take a long time to knead-This is because cold porcelain isn’t as firm and hard as polymer clay. I remember a time when i wanted to make some jewelry beads and decided to use polymer clay. By the time i was done kneading and conditioning the clay my fingers were on fire. Now I know i’m going to catch a lot of grief by the avid polymer clay lovers out there but truth is, cold porcelain clay is easier on the hands than polymer clay.  Some brands of polymer clay is a bit softer than others but even over time all brands of polymer clay gets really hard and stiff sometimes even as hard as a rock.

Cold Porcelain can be made in larger quantities-  

If you figured out the right formula, most artist can make their own cold porcelain clay and in large quantities larger than what polymer clay offers.   holds really great details and if you mess up you can just smooth out the clay and start over again. It can also be made into fine delicate pieces, allowing the artist to make delicate leaves and petals.FotorCreatedgh

Cold Porcelain clay is non toxic- 

Some people (especially) polymer clay lovers will argue that there is no proof that polymer clay is toxic.  Well, have you ever accidentally burned polymer clay? the smell alone may very well knock you out.  It’s strong and pungent and burns both your eyes and throat.  Even so, many still argue that polymer clay is not toxic. Well since cold porcelain clay is made with natural ingredients (typically) many cake topping artist prefer to use cold porcelain clay because their artwork comes in contact with food mostly.

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Cold Porcelain holds very fine details- Cp clay

How to Soften Polymer Clay

I used to use polymer clay and I used it for everything.  Till the day I stumbled upon Cold Porcelain Clay instead.  I was fascinated by the history of porcelain clay and where it originated from. This clay is very popular over seas. It is not widely sold in the U.S so in order to get some you would have to find a seller online or learn to make it yourself. Well i decided to learn to make it myself and when i found my own secret formula I started to sell it. However there are times when i have tried to reintroduce polymer clay back into my life but was met with failure and here’s why. Polymer clay is HARD. It’s very stiff and you would have to knead the clay in your hands before using it. I have tried looking up every way to soften polymer clay and found some not so successful suggestions. I’ve read you should microwave the clay for 30 secs .. well that didn’t work.., next was dip clay in boiling water.. that didn’t work very well either and the next one was place in hot oven with the oven off. Needless to say, that didn’t work either. I did however tried Stacie Laurell Crafts Polymer clay and mixed equal parts with polymer clay and it did soften the clay. I even baked the two together and it was fine. So i discovered that Stacie Laurell Crafts Porcelain clay can be mixed with polymer clay and baked.
Although polymer clay is a great clay, i do believe that people who may have nerve damage, arthritis, or people who just don’t want to spend all that energy trying to soften polymer clay that cold porcelain clay is a better choice. It’s soft, pliable, easy to work with and if it gets hard, Stacie Laurell Crafts Clay conditioning lotion gets the clay right back to it’s original state. But for those who love polymer clay please note that there is always room for an alternative in your heart 🙂
Give Stacie Laurell Crafts Cold Porcelain a try! we now offer sample packets