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Goldie Roman Bronze; Powder 50g
Goldie Roman Bronze; Powder 50g


 
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(Item # GC-05) Goldie Roman Bronze; Powder 50 gm

Goldie Roman Bronze™ is bronze of a beautiful golden bronze color, resembling the colors used in times of the Roman Empire. The clay is a bit more grainy, thanks to larger than usual bronze particles. After firing and polishing with sandpaper, you can notice tiny bronze speckles that reflect the light and create an interesting sparkling effect.
Goldie Roman Bronze™ is an environmentally friendly product. It contains approximately 89% copper and 11% tin. The binders are organic and non toxic. The container that the powder comes in is deliberately larger than needed so it can be reused afterwards. Please do your bit for the environment and keep the container for future use (non food use only).

Goldie Roman Bronze™ shrinks by about 10%-12% on firing, depending on the shape and the size of the piece. Dried clay can be ground up to a powder and reconstituted. Goldie Roman Bronze™ is simple and economical to use..

TO MIX:
  • First, stir the powdered clay well in its original container, to ensure it is properly mixed, and then put the desired amount of powder into a smaller container.
  • Add about a dozen drops of water or spray in a little water and mix with a knife or spoon, adding more water as required, until you get a clay of a plasticine like consistency.
  • Roll the lump clay out thinly and fold over. Roll again, rolling away from the fold. Repeat this action several times. This is very important to ensure that all the air is removed from the clay and to get a smooth consistency before using. Insert into a plastic bag or container and wait for 30 minutes.

    TO USE:
  • To join elements in Goldie Bronze™ clay mix a little powder with water to make a paste. Elements can also be joined with the water only method in the same way as silver clay.
  • Pieces can be dried naturally or by using heat, e.g. on a hotplate or in a dehydrator. Dry at 195°F; or lower. Higher temperatures may cause cracking, and the creation of steam bubbles.
  • Remember to always clean your tools well between using different types of metal clay to avoid cross contamination. The above comment does not apply to metals from the Goldie Metal™ line, because you can mix them together with Mokume Gane, or other techniques.

    TO FIRE:
  • Ensure the clay is completely dry before firing. Any moisture will boil and ruin the piece.
  • Lay the pieces in a stainless steel firing container on a layer of activated coconut shell carbon with a minimum depth 1cm (1/2 inch) under the pieces. Make sure the pieces are at least 1cm (1/2 inch) apart. Place the open container into a cold kiln and fire at full ramp to 670°F) and hold for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the container from the kiln and place on a heatproof surface. Fill the container with a layer of activated coconut shell carbon with a minimum depth 1cm (1/2inch) over the pieces, and place back into the kiln.
  • Full ramp to (1560°F) and hold for 1h30min. This period of time , can be reduced even to an hour in the case of small elements, we encourage you to experiment.
  • Fired pieces can be removed from the kiln hot or cold.

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
    Do not breathe in the powder or ingest Goldie Clay™. Always use the appropriate safety equipment when working with a hot kiln and fire in a well ventilated area. Goldie Clay™ is non toxic and does not contain any harmful chemicals. There have been no reports of any allergic reaction to Goldie Clay™, however people with allergies should be aware of the possibility of a reaction and use with care.


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