Self-hardening clay

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A modeling clay mixture that dries to a hard intractable form without heat. Self-hardening clays are commercially available under many brand names. They usually contain a synthetic resin mixed with inert pigments and fillers. Self-hardening clays do not have the strength or durability of ceramics.

Synonyms and Related Terms

self hardening clay; zelfhardende klei (Ned.); Pasta auto-endurecedora (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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