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)