Art Clay NZ Ltd was started six years ago by Peter and Anne-Marie Grace as the sole New Zealand distributors of Art Clay Silver – a precious metal clay.
Fascinated by the process and the possibilities, Peter and Anne-Marie quit the corporate life and started this business which now has grown to over 30 Instructors throughout New Zealand. Anne-Marie individually trains every instructor who must complete an internationally set standard of training to become a fully certified Art Clay instructor.
This business has now grown with over 1000 products with many of them exclusive to Art Clay NZ Ltd.
Art Clay Silver, the original product, is recycled from the back of used film and x-rays and then mixed with an organic binding agent to make it mouldable. Working then with this “clay”, the user is able to easily sculpt, create texture and sand their own creation, which once fired, becomes 99.9% silver.
Recent developments include Copper and Bronze clays which can also be fired to produce solid, pure metals – no sawing or filing – just sculpting and using a few simple tools.
Educating people on non traditional handmade craft and jewellery techniques has become a focus of Art Clay NZ Ltd. We have free project sheets, advice and help with creating fun and inspiration projects for your students to enjoy!