Natural Pottery Clay
SIO-2® ARGILA is a 100% natural pottery clay. Easy and pleasant to work with. Ideal for modelling, sculpture and throwing on a potter's wheel.
Suitable for children's use. It is a very adequate didactic material in the development of manual dexterity and creativity. Recommended for crafts and creative arts, as well as for many other applications where a natural clay is needed.
It is a very pure and finely ground clay. It features excellent plasticity for best performance during modelling. Once the piece is made, it is left to dry in the air. Once dry, it is recommended to fire it in a ceramic kiln (between 970 and 1050ºC) and decorate with ceramic glazes.
Conforms to European regulation EN-71 and USA (AP non-toxic product) regulations. Does not contain food allergens.
Pleasant to touch
SIO-2 ARGILA 1,5 kg
SIO-2 ARGILA 5 kg
SIO-2 ARGILA 12,5 kg
SIO-2 ARGILA 10 kg
How to use it
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ATTENTION: if clay is used to wrap rigid interior supports, it is recommended to first cover the surface with paper or cloth. The water in the clay evaporates during the drying process and causes shrinkage that can lead to cracks. To avoid this negative effect, the solid surface is covered with a flexible and absorbent material to support the drying process of the clay. This will also absorb moisture inside the object and prevent cracks.
ATTENTION: during drying, the clay shrinks (5-7%). The more water the clay contains, the greater its drying shrinkage. Therefore, it is advisable not to add additional water to the clay, otherwise cracks may appear.
ADVICE: let the piece dry on an absorbent surface (ideally wood or plaster). In the case of non-absorbent surfaces (such as metal, plastic or glass), it is recommended to place the piece on a sheet of paper to facilitate the shrinkage of the clay during drying.
The object slightly reduces in size when fired due to firing shrinkage.
ADVICE: in the case of very large, solid or difficult-to-dry pieces, it is recommended to preheat slowly between 150 and 200ºC with the oven door slightly open (not hermetically sealed). This will favor the total evacuation of the drying moisture before firing. In these types of pieces it is advisable to use clay with grog.
It is recommended to use specific bibliography on techniques and tips for decoration with ceramic glazes.
During work interruptions, cover the object with plastic or a damp cloth.
ATTENTION: do not store at temperatures below 0ºC. If clay freezes, it loses its plasticity and becomes brittle.
Compared to other modelling clays and plasticines, SIO-2 ARGILA is a 100% natural product, made up only of clay and water, which gives it an extraordinarily fresh and pleasant touch, without traces of odor or other substances on the hands.