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    i would love to try air dry clay but can i ask is it possible to glaze it.
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    Hi,

    Air dry clay can be painted and varnished. I don't think glazing as used in ceramics is possible as this would require the item to be fired in a kiln.

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    • #3
      I use a water based varnish on air dry clay after painting- you can get matte, satin or gloss versions. I agree with harebell- I don't think you'd be able to use real ceramic glaze
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      • #4
        Hi, Air drying clays sold as modelling clays won't tolorate the high temps of a kiln. Painting and varnishin the best way to go.
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        • #5
          Don't forget there's polymer clay too - you can get a very realistic "faux" glazed look on polyclay by using paints and other fun stuff (private message me if you want a link to my tutorial on that technique)

          Emma
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          • #6
            Air dry clay has nylon fibres in it to increase its strength. When you fire airdry clay the nylon melts and probably harmful gases.
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            • #7
              Yep, I agree with Emma. The polymer clay is a great way to go! Just watch out however, when buying it, some places misrepresent it. They say it's "polymer" clay, when it's really a derivative or something totally different. Stick with known brands.
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