Published 8 January 2013
Creative Clay© is an air-drying clay developed and manufactured by Potclays using the highest quality materials available.
It is a standard potters' modelling clay with an addition of nylon fibres to provide exceptional bonded strength when dry and unfired. These nylon reinforcing fibres are an excellent bonding agent which reduces brittleness and means that the clay need not be fired. It is an ideal modelling medium for both children and adults, and can be painted and varnished once dry.
Creative Clay© is ideal for schools and other educational organisations without access to a kiln!
And if you do have a kiln: As Creative Clay is basically a standard ceramic clay body, with suitable ventilation it can be fired and glazed in the same way. The firing range of Creative Clay is 1000C to 1280C for the grey version and 1050C to 1170C for the red.
What do others think?
"I thought you might like to know how I got on with my workshops using Creative Clay (165-1187) for the first time. I started with some Year 4's making Tutankhamuns. This project involves using tiny amounts of clay and rolling it into the finest of coils, so the children were really putting the clay through its paces. I knew I loved using it, but I wanted to know what they thought of it too. The results were a resounding success and I have attached a picture of one of my favourites. I asked the children if they enjoyed using the clay and they all loved it because it was so soft and easy to use. I was delighted to see how long it stayed soft - absolutely ages! I have also found reclaiming it far easier to do than I expected, when I added water to the used bits in the bag the clay seemed to sort itself out really quickly and easily. Fantastic!"
Victoria Houghton, Clay Workshops for Schools
How much does it cost?
We have recently undertaken a pricing review to make Creative Clay even more accessible to everyone. Our latest prices are shown below.
165-1187 Creative Clay - grey (12.5kg bag)
1 bag £5.75
2 bags £11.50
4 bags £23.00
8 bags £46.00
20 bags £114.98 (quarter pallet/250kg)
40 bags £212.71 (half pallet/500kg)
80 bags £397.31 (full pallet/1000kg)
165-1188 Creative Clay - red (12.5kg bag)
1 bag £5.06
2 bags £10.12
4 bags £20.24
8 bags £40.48
20 bags £101.13 (quarter pallet/250kg)
40 bags £192.15 (half pallet/500kg)
80 bags £364.83 (full pallet/1000kg)
To help you visualise, a 12.5kg bag of clay is about the same size as a large box of cornflakes!
What about delivery?
Clay is notoriously expensive to transport due to its weight but ordering in bulk (pallet loads) means that not only do you achieve the best price for the clay itself, you also save considerably on transport costs. As a guide, a quarter pallet costs between £30 and £44 to deliver to many postcodes in England and Wales and a full pallet - four times more weight - costs between £34 and £62. Please talk to us and we'll make sure you get the best deal.
Want to try?
We understand that there's no substitute for trying before you buy so if you'd like to give Creative Clay a go, get in touch and we'll send you a one-kilo sample free of charge with only the postage cost to pay.
CONTACT US TODAY ON 01782 219816 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all our quoted prices are net and therefore do not include VAT (currently 20%).