These projects are meant to help you get started with One-fire Flex Clay for applications other than embossing and cutting machines. They include punching; trimming; cutting with embossing folders; quilling; and etching, carving and engraving with hand tools. Projects for flexible clay – such as weaving, knotting, braiding and folding – can be found in my book: The Handbook of Metal Clay: Textures and Forms, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition. More projects may be added over time.
While thin, dry sheets of Flex Clay are so flexible that they lend themselves to bending, thicker sheets lend themselves to etching and engraving very easily with just hand tools. No power tools are necessary. Moreover, if you make a mistake, you can easily fix it by filling the etched part with clay and starting over.
One-fire Clay can be combined with Flex Clay for parts of a piece that don’t require flexibility or softness. They shrink at the same rate and fire at the same firing schedule.
You may notice that fired Flex Clay has a fine texture on its surface which you may choose to leave as it is.
You can roll your sheets as you go or roll the whole amount of clay. The sheets have a very long shelf life and do not require special storage.