Common Polymer Clay Question

Common Polymer Clay Question -

What is the price of polymer clay in India?
Polymer clay has various brands and rates can start from Rs. 249 to Rs. 999 depending on the brand and series of the clay. You can check out details at Oytra has various series of clay with different conditioning techniques and different applications.

Can we make polymer clay at home?
No. Oytra Polymer clay is produced professionally in factories using raw material such as PVC, Special Eco Friendly Plasticizers and various additives that give it a perfect form and consistency. You can however make an air dry version of clay at home using household items such as cornstarch and white PVA glue. It wont have exact consistency but still you can practise with it. You can also paint the clay and seal it with oytra gloss sealer. It is generally referred to as cold porcelain for its smooth white finish.

Does polymer clay break easily?
Baked Polymer clay Slabs should be bendable if they are baked properly. Under-baked polymer clay won’t be bendable and will be brittle which will be easy to break. So if you can bend your creation without them snapping, then you’re baking polymer clay the right way.

Is air dry or polymer clay better?
Air Dry Clay shrinks while it is hardening, unlike polymer clay. Also, polymer clay is more durable than air dry clay after baking. Baked polymer clay articles are waterproof and long-lasting. Many brands of air dry clay have the tendency to dissolve in water or react to heat.

Can polymer clay dry without baking?
No. While you can harden some of the oven-baked clays without an oven in instruments such as convection mode of microwave or boiling water, the results may not be to your liking, as the clay may cure unevenly.

Is Polymer Clay Food Safe ?
No. You have to apply specialized food grade coating over drinking or eating utensils made from Polymer Clay to make it food safe.

Can you paint on polymer clay?
Yes. Craft Paints (and the supplies that go with it) are used commonly by most polymer clay artists. You can prefer acrylic paint as any type of acrylic craft paint is safe to use directly on polymer clay. You can use acrylic paints before baking OR after baking your clay. Do not use too much acrylic paint, it should be within 10% of the weight of polymer clay to avoid under baking or not proper baking.

What can I use instead of polymer clay?
Dozen Air Dry Clay / Plasticine / Natural Cold Porcelain Clay
Natural Cold Porcelain Clay is a perfect substitute for polymer clay and allows for even finer detail and ease of sculpting. It’s also incredibly inexpensive and super simple to make. The clay is air-dried so no need for baking and it dries to a light weight, luminous, stone-like texture.

Is it safe to smoke out of polymer clay?
Polymer clays may burn at temperature over 200 C or 385 F. The smoke or resiude may not be good for health. Use Oven Thermometer to avoid such excess temperature.

Can you boil polymer clay?
No. Used by many but not recommended for Professionals as it unevenly bakes the polymer clay.

Will polymer clay break if dropped?
Polymer Clay Article doesn’t break like ceramic article. You bake it in the oven and final product feels more like high quality plastic.

Where can I find polymer clay for home use?
Polymer clay is easy to find in the market along with a variety of models and prices. Oytra is one of the premium brands for Polymer Clay. They have various series and the customer support is super friendly!

Which is the best clay company in India?
Oytra has a variety of clays, including environmentally friendly clay. They have full control over manufacturing and have Labs for Quality Testing! They are certified too. They understand Indian Market better than most companies around the world.

Where can I buy a bar of clay?
You can search Oytra Polymer Clay on amazon/flipkart or try

Which is polymer clay oven should you buy?
Use any brand of oven but use a oven thermometer along with it. An Oven Thermometer will cost you Rs. 200-400 and gives control over exact temperature inside the oven.