The ‘Scarva Paper Clay range’ have proved popular with those who prefer making hand-built ceramics or sculptural forms. They are composed of a flax fibres which are all natural and will burn out when fired.
Very white, smooth Porcelain. Suitable for small - medium handbuilding work.
When included within the body of the clay they give the clay added strength, allowing you to make thinner, more exaggerated forms. In the lighter bodies of Paper Clay you even get a degree of translucency, for instance, the porcelain paper clay is often used to make votive candle holders as it will allow the light to show through. It has great thermal properties too so it could survive other firing techniques such as salt glazing, reduction and even a little raku. As wares can be made thinner and with the clay having more of an open quality when fired they are noticeably lighter than a regular clay body. This is useful for making jewellery, Christmas tree pendants and even lamp shades. As the ingredients in the body of the clay are organic it will create smoke when being fired therefore, we do recommend you do have good ventilation.
Optimum firing range is from 900°C - 1280°C but performs best when fired between 1220°C to 1280°C.