CERAMICA COLLET S.A. Since 1874
CERAMICA COLLET S.A. Since 1874
Manufacturer of Ceramic Bodies and Clays for Modelling
Sio-2

Hobby Ceramics Clay

Sio-2

Hobby Ceramics Clay

Hobby Ceramics. Have fun today and enjoy it always!



First steps

1. Shape the clay

Model the shape you like the most in your own way: a bowl, a plate, a glass, a cup, a pencil holder, a figure, etc. We recommend using SIO-2® clays for Hobby Ceramics, which are very versatile clays for modelling, drying without defects and firing in a wide range between 1000ºC and 1.260ºC.

2. Add textures

Enhance the finish of your piece by marking the surface with textures and reliefs of various shapes. You will love the effects they produce on the finished piece.

3. Decorate with glazes

Decorate your piece with infinite tones and colours. Use prepared glazes, special for Hobby Ceramics. Compared to conventional ceramic glazes, Hobby Ceramics glazes are prepared in a liquid state, ready to use. Raw colours guide the final fired colour, thus facilitating creative design. During handling, liquid preparations do not require the protective equipment that is necessary in conventional (powder) glazes.

If you still don't dare to model your own piece, you can decorate directly on ceramic bisque, which are fired pieces that only require the final decoration.

4. Take it to a kiln

See the list of firing service points in Spain. You are sure to find a ceramic kiln nearby. Make sure the firing temperature is suitable for the type of clay and glaze you have used.

5. Your piece forever

Enjoy your personalized ceramic piece forever. It's exclusive, nobody has one like it!


Ceramic bowl step by step


Make your first ceramic piece to your liking. We start with a ceramic bowl, a piece for multiple uses around the home.


1. Take a portion of Granada clay from SIO-2® and roll into a ball.


2. Spread the ball with the help of the SIO-2® wooden roller until you obtain a homogeneous sheet about 5 mm thick. As the clay spreads, take it off and turn it sideways to achieve greater homogeneity. Roll the roller in several directions so that the sheet spreads out in a circular fashion.


3. Place the sheet on a mold. The ceramic bisque is ideal as a mold because it is porous and absorbs moisture, but you can also use a plastic, metal, ceramic bowl, etc. If the mold is not porous, put newspaper first to prevent the clay from sticking to the mold.


4. Press the sheet against the mold making sure that it fits naturally avoiding folds.


5. Cut the excess that protrudes from the mold with the help of a metal crescent or scraper. Save leftover clay for future applications. If the clay dries, you can recover it by kneading it with water.


6. Go over the cutting area ensuring that the edge is as homogeneous as possible.


7. With the piece still wet inside the mold, take advantage of it to mark fun textures and reliefs. Discover the range of MKM tools special for clay!


8. Textures and reliefs provide a custom finish that stands out after subsequent glaze application.


9. When you see that the piece has gained sufficient consistency, unmold it carefully, taking care not to deform it. If the mold is porous, unmold it when you see that it peels out of the mold easily.​​​​​​​


10. When the piece can be handled without deformation, polish the edges with a damp sponge. Use the sponge to smooth out any irregularities that have remained on the surface of the piece, such as folds, grooves, etc.​​​​​​​


11. Once the piece is dry (you will see it by the color change), paint the interior with ceramic glaze. Check out the wide variety of colors and effects available. Apply 2 or 3 coats of glaze. Check the manufacturer's recommendations for each type of glaze.​​​​​​​ For a better finish, we recommend firing the piece first before decorating with glazes (double firing).​​​​​​​


12. After painting the interior, turn the piece over and paint the exterior with a glaze of another color to your liking. We will leave the base of the piece unpainted.​​​​​​​


13. Carefully paint the edge of the piece, ensuring that the exterior glaze does not mix with the interior glaze.​​​​​​​


14. Go over the base of the piece with the damp sponge to remove any remaining glaze. The base must be free of glaze to prevent the piece from sticking in the kiln when firing.


15. Take the piece to be fired in a ceramic kiln. Check the list of the firing service closest to your home. Once fired, the fantastic piece is YOURS FOREVER!


Bisutería de porcelana paso a paso


If you dare to go a step further, we recommend using SIO-2® porcelain clays, available in various colors. Porcelain is the ideal material for ceramic jewelery and small utilitarian and decorative pieces.


1. Take a portion of SIO-2® Black Ice Porcelain and roll into a ball.


2. Spread the ball with the help of the SIO-2® wooden roller until a homogeneous sheet about 3 mm thick is obtained. As the clay spreads, take it off and turn it sideways to achieve greater homogeneity. Roll the roller in several directions so that the sheet spreads out in a circular fashion.


3. Mark on the clay the relief or texture that you like the most. Discover the range of MKM tools special for clay!


4. Textures and reliefs provide a custom finish that stands out after subsequent glaze application.​​​​​​​


5. Take a 6 cm circular cutter, place it to your liking on the marked relief and press hard.​​​​​​​


6. Remove the excess clay, taking care not to deform it.​​​​​​​


7. Peel the clay from the cutter. You can help yourself by pressing on the inside with your finger, trying not to deform the piece.​​​​​​​


8. Take a 3 cm circular cutter, place it to your liking on the piece made and press hard. Rotate the cutter to easily disengage it from the part. Unmold the inner piece with your finger, trying not to deform it. The largest piece will be the pendant and the inner piece will be the ring.​​​​​​​


9. Take a 2 cm circular cutter, place it to your liking on the leftover textured clay and make a new piece.​​​​​​​


10. Repeat the operation. The 2 small pieces will be the earrings.​​​​​​​


11. With the help of an awl or wooden toothpick, make the holes in the 2 small pieces.​​​​​​​


12. When the pieces allow to be manipulated without deformation (you will see it because they begin to change color), polish the edges with a damp sponge. Use the sponge to smooth out any irregularities that have remained on the surface of the pieces, such as folds, grooves, etc.


13. Once the piece is dry (you will see it by the color change), paint the front area with ceramic glaze. Check out the wide variety of colours and effects available. Apply 2 or 3 coats of glaze. Check the manufacturer's recommendations for each type of glaze.


14. Take the piece to be fired in a ceramic kiln. As it is porcelain, we recommend firing at a high temperature (1250ºC) so that the finish is perfect. Check the list of the firing service closest to your home.


15. Arrange the trimmings and beads to your liking. Your fantastic porcelain jewelry set is now ready to show off.  ALWAYS ENJOY IT!
© 2021 SIO-2 CERAMICA COLLET S.A.
T. +34 93 777 23 44 | info@sio-2.com
© 2021 SIO-2 CERAMICA COLLET S.A.
T. +34 93 777 23 44 | info@sio-2.com