Types of Classroom Modeling Clay
You can find a wide range of clay for all age levels and projects. We have many different types of art clay for sale online:
- Air-dry clay: Air-dry clay is typically water-based and doesn't require a kiln for curing or any special tools, making it much more accessible for many classrooms.
- Modeling clay: Modeling clay may or may not harden after shaping, but it's a great way to keep hands busy and help kids learn the joys of sculpting at any age. In this category, you can find products such as Play-Doh® and Model Magic®, along with clay from AMACO® and Prang®.
- Sculpey®: Scupley® clay is vibrant and versatile. This oven-bake clay allows you to easily turn students' clay creations into something more permanent.
Other modeling products that aren't technically clay include plaster of Paris, Sculptamold® and instant paper-mache.
Art Clay Glazes and Tools
Clay is an exceptional art medium, but glazes, tools and other supplies can truly help children and art students take their work to the next level.
Two handy additions to clay artwork include glazes and underglazes. Both are used to decorate pottery, but they work in subtly different ways. Underglazes are almost exclusively used for decor, meaning they won't seal the surface from stains but do add gorgeous colors to a piece. As the name suggests, they're commonly used underneath a glaze. Glazes, on the other hand, add a shiny, glassy layer to the clay and provide protection. We carry both options in a vast selection of colors.
When it comes to tools, there are many supplies available to form, refine and decorate clay pieces:
- Wire clay cutters: Cutters can slice through clay like butter for clean, sharp edges.
- Modeling tools: Modeling tools have a range of shapes and sizes for digging unique grooves and cuts and smoothing out edges.
- Wax resist: Wax resist can be placed on a piece where you don't want glaze, underglaze or slip to absorb into the surface.
- Texture rollers: Texture rollers have patterns on them for imprinting attractive designs onto the clay.
- Kiln shelves: With kiln shelves, you can customize your kiln and accommodate more pieces.
Purchase Modeling Clay for Students From The Classroom Store
The Classroom Store prides itself on having a wide selection of art clay for sale online. We have cost-effective pricing to meet most education budgets, along with exceptional customer service. Whether your sculptors have little hands or more advanced artistic skills, we can help you find the right kind of clay at the perfect price.
If you have any questions, please reach out to usor take a look at our classroom clay for sale to buy online!