LINDA KAYE-MOSES 

lindakm@berkshire.net

 

LIST OF RESOURCES FOR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

Updated August 25, 2022 

Here is a list of sources that stock similar or identical supplies

and materials useful for working with metal clay. 

☛  If a  URL web page link doesn't connect directly, just copy it and paste it into your web browser. ☚

 

Amazon

•FIBERGLASS BRUSH: 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=fiberglass+brush+pen&crid=314D3AT64YUPH&sprefix=fiberglass+brush+pen%2Caps%2C95&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

         

•COLOR SHAPERS: https://www.amazon.com/COMIART-Flexible-Sculpture-Silicon-Brushes/dp/B00MRTCP4G/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1535635044&sr=8-6&keywords=color+shaper

 

•EBONY PENCIL: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sanford-Design-Sketching-Pencil-Barrel/dp/B005V65GVG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1536750864&sr=8-2&keywords=Sanford+Design+Ebony%2C+jet+black%2C+extra+smooth+pencil 

 

•FINGERNAIL SANDPAPER BOARDS: 

https://smile.amazon.com/Nail-File-Manicure-Pedicure-Sandpaper/dp/B07F32T439/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1535368013&sr=8-2&keywords=sandpaper+for+fingernails

•FOAM EYE-SHADOW APPLICATOR: 

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=Mintbon-Plastic-Eyeshadow-Disposable-Applicator%2F&ref=nb_sb_noss

 

•MAGNETIC PIN FINISHER:

There are many listed. I recommend Rio Grande (see below) for this tool, 

but Amazon has a few that will work just fine.

 

•PASTEMAKER:

 https://www.amazon.com/PasteMaker-by-Sherri-Haab/dp/B01GQEELQW

 

•“PENNY BRITE" COPPER (METAL) CLEANER, DE-GREASER: 

https://smile.amazon.com/EZ-Brite-Copper-Cleaner-Polish/dp/B0118EC78O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1535634042&sr=8-2&keywords=penny+brite

 

•PUMICE STONE, FINE:

https://www.amazon.com/Mohawk-Pumice-Stone-2F-LB/dp/B07V2BGFMH/ref=sr_1_28?keywords=pumice+stone+fine&qid=1637269829&s=home-garden&sr=1-28

 

•TEFLON NONSTICK SHEET:

https://smile.amazon.com/Transfer-Non-Stick-Removable-Washable-Resistant/dp/B076DCBXST/ref=sr_1_4

 

•WARMER:

https://smile.amazon.com/Bellemain-Desktop-Mug-Warmer-Scented/dp/B06X6BZH1Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1535366581&sr=8-4&keywords=mug+warmer

 

Art Clay World

•FIBER FIRING PAD:

https://www.artclayworld.com/product-p/d-011.htm

 

•PASTEMAKER: 

https://www.artclayworld.com/product-p/f-315.htm

 

•TEMPLATES: 

https://www.artclayworld.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=templates&search_button.x=0&search_button.y=0

 

Clay King

•KILN POSTS:  

http://www.clay-king.com/kilns/kiln_accessories/kiln-posts.html

 

•ALUMINA HYDRATE: 

http://www.clay-king.com/glazes_ceramic_pottery/raw-materials.html/

 

Cool Tools   (This company is the best source for all things metal clay)

 

•FIBER FIRING PAD:

https://www.cooltools.us/Superwool-HT-Fiber-Blanket-p/kln-806.5.htm

 

•GRINDING TIPS:

https://www.cooltools.us/Pink-Quartz-Grinding-Stones-p/drl-818.htm

 

•KILNS:

https://www.cooltools.us/Kilns-s/1745.htm

 

•KILN INFORMATION:

https://www.cooltools.us/How-to-Choose-a-Kiln-for-Your-Jewelry-Studio-s/1433.htm

 

•STENCILS:

https://www.cooltools.us/Enameling-Stencils-s/2809.htm

 

•TEMPLATES: 

https://www.cooltools.us/searchresults.asp?Search=template

 

•TEFLON SHEET:

https://www.cooltools.us/searchresults.asp?Search=teflon

The Cutting Edge

•TEMPLATE/DIE COLLECTIONS: Cutting Edge does a couple of pop-ups each year with Die Sets in limited runs.To find out  about the pop-up sales is to use the sign-up form on Cutting Edge homepage at: www.dancormier.ca

•Also their new Instagram account for announcements of any pop-up sales: @dancormierpolymerclay

•To contact directly use this email address: dan@dancormier.ca

 

Dick Blick

•ART KNIFE: (X-acto):   https://www.dickblick.com/products/x-acto-2-knife/

 •EBONY PENCIL:          https://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-ebony-pencil/

•LINO CARVERS:          https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-linoleum-cutters/

•PRINTING BLOCKS:    https://www.dickblick.com/products/soft-kut-printing-blocks/

         ➨ Linda prefers:   https://www.dickblick.com/brands/inovart/

•SCRIBE:                        https://www.dickblick.com/items/40219-1010/

 

Lee Valley

•VERITAS HONING COMPOUND 

(for sharpening linoluem cutter blades):

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/sharpening/compounds-and-pastes/32984-veritas-honing-compound?item=05M0801

 

 

metalclays.com

•CLAY/COLOUR SHAPERS:      http://www.metalclays.com/clay-shaper-firm-assortedpack-of-5-2    

• WARMER:                                 http://www.metalclays.com/hot-plate-white-circle

•KILN GLOVES:                          http://www.metalclays.com/kiln-safety-gloves-1

•PMC3 METAL CLAY:                http://www.metalclays.com/pmc3-silver-clay-all 

•ROLLER:                                    http://www.metalclays.com/metal-clay-roller

•NEEDLE TOOL:                        http://www.metalclays.com/pro-needle-tool

•NONSTICK TEFLON SHEET: http://www.metalclays.com/metal-clay-non-stick-sheet-4in-x-6in

 

Nasco Arts and Crafts 

•EBONY BLACK PENCIL:

https://www.enasco.com/p/PrismaColor-Ebony-Black-Drawing-Pencil%2B9701055?searchText=ebony+black

 

•PRINTING PLATE:

https://www.enasco.com/p/9728677

•LINO CARVERS:

https://www.enasco.com/p/Speedball-Lino-Cutter-Assortment-No-1%2B9701402?searchText=lino+carvers

 

 

Paragon Kiln

•DIGITALLY CONTROLLED KILN:       https://shop.paragonweb.com/product/0221131b00/

 

Rio Grande 

•CERAMIC KILN SHELF KIT:   https://www.riogrande.com/product/pmc-kiln-ceramic-shelf-kit/703080

 

  ➤ NOTE: I include this here, because if you’re ordering from Rio, it’s a convenient way to order kiln shelves and posts. However, I prefer to use Solderite Boards for firing my metal clay. This kit of shelves that Rio sells are heavy ceramic, and though more durable than Solderite (also sold by Rio), are not necessary if you’re just going to be firing a single shelf at a time. You can purchase the 1/2” kiln posts, that come with this kit, through pottery suppliers (see Amazon and Clay King, this list).

 •CLAY/COLOUR SHAPERS:    https://www.riogrande.com/product/clay-shapers/111449

 •DIAMOND BURS:                    https://www.riogrande.com/product/diamond-bur-set-120-grit/346063  

•FINE SILVER GRANULES:   

 https://www.riogrande.com/product/999-fine-silver-granules-5-grams/100380gp

 •KATE WOLF CARVING TOOLS: 

https://www.riogrande.com/product/wolf-wax-tool-set-styles-7-12-fine/700352

 •KILN:              https://www.riogrande.com/product/rio-pmc-kiln-with-nine-program-controller/703117

 •KILN PAD:      https://www.riogrande.com/product/Solderite-Pad-Hard-6-x-6-x-12/502063

 •LIVER OF SULFUR:        https://www.riogrande.com/product/midas-liver-of-sulfur-8-oz/331030

 

•MAGNETIC PIN FINISHER:

There are many models. I’ve listed two here. The first is the one I’ve been using for many years.

     https://www.riogrande.com/product/model-100-magnetic-pin-finisher/202201    

https://www.riogrande.com/product/raytech-cmf-300-magnetic-finisher/202189

 •WARMER:            https://www.riogrande.com/product/small-warming-and-drying-plate/111753

 •OPTIVISOR:         https://www.riogrande.com/product/Donegan-OptiVISOR-with-2X-Lens/113206 

 •PASTEMAKER:   https://www.riogrande.com/product/pastemaker-slip-making-solution-30ml/111498

 •PMC3 METAL CLAY:                 https://www.riogrande.com/product/PMC3-Silver-Clay-50g/100715

 •PMC3 SLIP/PASTE:                  https://www.riogrande.com/product/pmc3-silver-clay-paste-15g/100716

•3-M RADIAL BRISTLE DISCS:

https://www.riogrande.com/product/3m-radial-bristle-disc-master-kit/332595 

 •SANDING BOARD:    https://www.riogrande.com/product/Hermes-400-Grit-Sanding-Board/337457

 

•STONE BITS FOR FLEXSHAFT:

https://www.riogrande.com/product/advantedge-pink-aluminum-oxide-point-cylinder-head/332562

http://www.riogrande.com/Product/AdvantEdge-White-Arkansas-Point/332567

 •SUNSHINE CLOTH:     https://www.riogrande.com/product/sunshine-cloth-single-pack/337039

•THICKNESS GAUGES: https://www.riogrande.com/product/color-quick-thickness-guide-set/111569

•TWEEZERS:

https://www.riogrande.com/product/blue-heron-stainless-precision-pattern-tweezers/115012

 

Scientific Alloys Corp.

•FINE SILVER GRANULES:    Contact Person: Christopher Pian; Phone: (973) 478-8323; email: Cpian@scientificalloyscorp.com

 

Staples 

•SHEET PROTECTORS:

https://www.staples.com/Staples-Standard-Sheet-Protectors-100-Pack/product_40713

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