Clay FAQs

This is a compilation of questions about polymer clay that I've seen asked in polymer clay forums.  Do you have a question that's not addressed here?  Ask me at!!

 Do I have to keep my raw polymer clay in air-tight containers?

No, polymer clay doesn't dry out in the air.  You can store any way that is convenient.  There are a few types of plastic that don't behave well with polymer clay Avoid these, and your clay collection will be safe and happy ꩜ .ᐟ

What is the difference between polymer clay and air dry clay?

So, picture this: you've got these two clays, right? They're like polar opposites in how they get from squishy to solid.
Take air dry clay, for instance. It's like magic! Just leave it out in the open air for a day or two, and boom! Hardened! No fancy equipment needed.
Now, let's talk about polymer clay. This stuff marches to the beat of its own drum. It stays all soft and moldable in the air, teasing you with possibilities. But here's the twist—it only decides to get serious and harden up when you pop it in the oven. Just follow the brand's instructions for time and temperature, and voila! You've got yourself a masterpiece in the making.