Precious Metal Clay (PMC)

precious metal clay (PMC) is clay made from fine metal particles suspended in a binder. When fired, the binder burns off and the metal particles sinter to form a solid metal.

Instructional Resources has great resources on getting started with Precious Metal Clay. I especially like their one page instructions on how to torch fire PMC3: >>
as well as their instructional videos:
List of instructional PDFs >>

Make your own PMC!

Instructable >>
Handmade metal clay paste >>

Metal powder supplies for making your own PMC


Manufacturers and Distributors

They also link to a whole range of distributors who sell PMC products.

Hadar’s online store sells metal clay in powder form that is already mixed with binder so all you have to do is add water >>


Combining PMC with a non-conductive clay???

Combining Metal Clay and a combustible material that disappears after firing in a kiln >>

Combining different metal clays >>

Precious Metal Clay with Carl Stanley >>

Firing times

Taken from:

Original PMC
2 hours to reach full strength

1650° F for at least 10 minutes OR
1560° F for at least 20 minutes OR
1470° F for at least 30 minutes

1650° F for 3 minutes OR
1290° F for at least 10 minutes OR
1200° F for at least 210 minutes OR
1110° F for at least 45 minutes

PMCs good for torch firing

Low fire silver art clay >>
Copper Art Clay – torch fireable in 30 minutes:

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