Handmade

Whether red, grey or white, a lump of clay remains a lump of clay until it has been touched, warmed, kneaded and then shaped by your hands, when this "creative massage" is over, the lump of clay has turned into a wonderful and unique decorative object, sculpture or piece of pottery born of the skill of your hands alone.

Products
1

Wax-based paste, can be reused again and again to model objects or figurines for moulding. Can also be used to create a plaster mould based on an imprint. For experienced and amateur adult users

2

Natural white or red ready-to-use clay. Hardens in 4 to 5 days with no baking. Very soft, doesn’t crack when drying. Can be waterproof-coated to make watertight non-food-grade containers

3

Very soft, fine white clay, recommended for modelling, sculpting and pottery. Bake at 980°C in a pottery kiln

4

Very soft, fine red clay, recommended for modelling, sculpting and pottery. Bake at 980°C in a pottery kiln

5

Acrylic resin-based coating for waterproofing clay items with no need to bake. Yellow when applied to help identify any gaps in application. Transparent when dry. Drying time approx. 10 hours

6

Set of 4 clay modelling tools. The trimming tool is used for hollowing out, the modelling tool for sculpting and engraving, the rib for smoothing and cutting, and the cutting wire for clean cuts

Properties

Oven-bake Clay

Gédéo Oven-bake Clay is 100% natural (pottery clay).

 Ideal for modelling, sculpture and pottery.

Packaging:

  • Clay 1.5 kg - White or Red
  • Clay 5 kg - White or Red
  • Clay 10 kg - White or Red

It keeps its vibrant colour after firing.

It works exceptionally well with the ceramic enamels on the market.

When the piece is finished, allow to air dry. We recommend firing in a kiln between 980 and 1050 ºC (1800-1925 ºF) and decorating with enamel.

It stays stable in its original packaging for at least 2 years. As long as the packaging is not damaged, the product will not perish.

Storage

After opening, wrap the remaining GédéoOven-bake Clay in plastic.

If the clay dries completely, it can berecycled by mixing and kneading with water.

Ifyour work is interrupted, cover the clay with plastic or a damp cloth

Do not store attemperatures below 0 ºC. If the product freezes, it loses its elasticity. 

We recommend kneading Gédéo Oven-bake Claybefore starting work.

If the clay loses plasticity or breaks upduring use, simply slightly moisten your hands to refresh it.

If the clay dries completely, it can berefreshed with water.

Gédéo Oven-bake Clay is very easy to modelwith. Spatulas and other suitable modelling tools can also be used to help withmodelling. It can also be moulded (we recommend plaster moulds) and shaped on apotter's wheel.

To join 2 pieces of clay together, scorethe parts to be joined together with a spatula or needle tool and then jointhem with a brush, dampen with a slip (clay that has been mixed with water tocreate a liquid consistency).

To join clay at an angle, reinforce thejoint by spreading a small ball of clay over the angle and then flatten andsmooth the joint with a spatula.

Use a damp sponge to smooth and polishsurfaces.

Youcan use rigid or flexible supports to create hollow objects.

Drying

Once finished, allow the clay to dry evenly, avoiding direct heat sources and drafts. The clay is less likely to crack if it dries slowly.We recommend leaving the object to dry on a porous surface (paper, wood, porous ceramic, plaster or fabric). For larger pieces, we recommend slowing down the drying process by lightly covering the clay with plastic, leaving a slight opening to let out the moisture. If the object is completely flat (plate or tile), we recommend leaving it to dry under a flat weight. This will stop the clay changing shape or cracking from the inside if it dries quickly. The drying speed of Gédéo Oven-bake Clay depends on the size of the piece, its thickness and the drying environment (temperature and ventilation): Drying takes between 2 and 5 days at room temperature, During the drying process, Gédéo Oven-bake Clay contracts (drying shrinkage). The higher the water content of the clay, the more it will contract 

Finish

Once dry, the object can be polished, tiled or perforated before decorating.

Firing

For best results, fire Gédéo clay in a kiln at the following temperatures: - 1000 ºC for red Oven-bake Clay

- 1050 ºC for white Oven-bake Clay 

During firing, the dimensions of the object will reduce slightly: Shrinkage from cooking... 

Waterproofing agent

For larger pieces, we recommend slowly preheating between 150 ºC and 200 ºC with the oven door slightly open (not sealed). This will let out all the moisture from drying. 

An acrylic resin-based product, it is ideal for waterproofing containers made from non-firing clay. Its yellow colour makes it easy to see areas which have not been coated. Transparent once dry. Drying time 10 hours.

Modelling tools

Set of 4 tools for sculpting clay. The trimming tool is used for hollowing out and digging, the modelling tool for sculpting and engraving, the rib for smoothing and cutting, and the cutting wire for clean cuts.

Non-firing clay

Non-firing clay is a natural modelling clay that self-hardens in the air without firing, giving strong, durable and solid results. Available in 2 natural colours: white, red. Being clay, it has very good plasticity for modelling and its natural cellulose fibres allow it to dry without cracks, even in large pieces. It allows you to create very fine details when modelling.It can be modelled and shaped on a potter's wheel. It is easy to clean from hands and clothes using water. It is easy to remove any residue from surfaces and furniture using a damp cloth. Once dry, it can be painted or varnished. It can also be polished, tiled or perforated. After complete drying (4 to 5 days), it can be waterproofed to make non-food airtight containers.It stays stable in its original packaging for a minimum period of 2 years.

Storage:

Untilit has dried, Gédéo non-firing clay can be reused and stored indefinitely in awet towel inside a tightly closed plastic bag.

Ifyour work is interrupted, cover the clay with plastic or a damp cloth.

Keepproduct in a cool environment and avoid high temperatures.

Drying:

Once the object is finished, leave it to air dry.

The maximum hardness and strength is reached after 4 or 5 days at room temperature.

To speed up the drying process, objects can be exposed to a heat source. You can make the finished object harder by finishing the drying process in a domestic oven between 100 and 110 ºC.

When drying, non-firing clay contracts. The higher the water content of the clay, the more it will shrink during drying.

When you are making very large pieces or it is difficult to dry the pieces, we recommend modelling the clay after letting it dry slightly and homogenising it by kneading.

Applications

Oven-bake Clay

We recommend kneading Gédéo Oven-bake Clay before starting work.

If the clay loses plasticity or breaks up during use, simply slightly moisten your hands to refresh it.

If the clay dries completely, it can be refreshed with water.

Gédéo Oven-bake Clay is very easy to model with. Spatulas and other suitable modelling tools can also be used to help with modelling. It can also be moulded (we recommend plaster moulds) and shaped on a potter's wheel.

To join 2 pieces of clay together, score the parts to be joined together with a spatula or needle tool and then join them with a brush, dampen with a slip (clay that has been mixed with water to create a liquid consistency).

To join clay at an angle, reinforce the joint by spreading a small ball of clay over the angle and then flatten and smooth the joint with a spatula.

Use a damp sponge to smooth and polish surfaces.

You can use rigid or flexible supports to create hollow objects.

Waterproofing agent

Filler, the waterproofing agent perfectly coats the surface. Fluid, it penetrates deeply for a better seal. Its temporary colour makes it easy to apply.

Modelling paste

Wax-based paste. It is infinitely reusable to model objects or figurines to be moulded. It can also be used to take the imprint of an object to make a plaster cast. Suitable for all.Professional tips: Modelling PasteFor a smooth finish, use a brush or finger to apply turpentine to the model to be moulded.Put the modelling paste near a heat source to soften it and work with it more easily. 

Non-firing clay

We recommended kneading the clay before starting work. 

If the clay loses plasticity during use, you can simply slightly moisten your hands to refresh it. 

It can also be moulded (we recommend plaster moulds) and shaped on a potter's wheel. 

To join 2 pieces of clay together, score the parts to be joined together with a spatula or needle tool and then join with a brush, dampen with a slip (clay that has been mixed with water to create a liquid consistency). 

To join clay at an angle, reinforce the joint by spreading a small ball of clay over the angle and then flatten and smooth the joint with a spatula. 

To join 2 dry pieces, use conventional glue. 

We do not recommend joining a dry piece with a wet piece, as the joint will crack when the wet piece contracts during drying. 

For a very clean finish, use a damp sponge to smooth and polish surfaces.

You can create both massive objects and very fine panels with optimal results.

You can use rigid or flexible supports to create hollow objects.