What kind of clay is your favorite? I love clay and would like to work with it more. Until recently, only clay I had experience with was firing clay. But looking for a type of clay that doesn’t need to be fired, I started to play around with polymer clay, paper clay, and air dry clay. I find the texture of air-dry clay hard to work with, but that’s probably my lack of technique. Polymer clay is nice in the fact that it can be baked at home and becomes durable and waterproof – but I prefer more of “natural” materials.
I have always loved the whiteness and subtle translucency of porcelain clay. But of course, porcelain clay has to be fired. As I researched about porcelain clay on the internet, I started to come across the “DIY” cold porcelain clay. Finished products that people made with it had a nice feel to it- although it’s not totally like real porcelain. Milky, slightly translucent, and quite “water-resistant” if finished with a moisture-proof barrier.
- 2 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup white glue
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- Mix the ingredients.
- If the mixture is too dry, adjust by adding little more of vinegar. If it’s too wet, add a bit of cornstarch.
- Store in an airtight container.