Super Sculpey is a high quality polymer alternative to regular clay. It enables people without access to a kiln to produce their own quality craft and hobby projects.
Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. If available, work on an old table or bench, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil.
It can be purchased through the materials store:
General recommendations are to bake Sculpey at the following settings:
110 °C fan forced for 15 minutes per 6 mm thickness
130 °C non fan forced for 15 minutes per 6 mm thickness
Remove all but one tray in the oven to allow for maximum working space.
Lay baking paper on a tray and carefully place your model onto tray before placing into the oven.
Remember: If a piece is under-baked, you can return it to the oven. An over-baked piece generally can’t be salvaged.
An oven thermometer will enable close temperature regulation, however is not required, baking test pieces and determining the best temperature will achieve the best results. The outside layer of the Sculpey becomes very slightly translucent when sufficiently baked.
Test bakes are highly recommended before placing your carefully crafted masterpiece in the oven. There is a fine line between under-baked and over-baked. An under-baked clay will still be “raw” inside which may result in cracking or shape distortion, while an over-baked clay may brown, crack or bubble on the surface.
Some moisture and residue may collect on the inside of the oven. Thoroughly wipe clean after use and oven has cooled.
Take great care when removing the tray with your creation on it, any metal armature will remain hot for an extended period time once removed from the oven. Use oven mitts when handling the tray.
Only place Sculpey in the oven with a wooden stand. Metal stands will heat significantly and are various dangerous to remove. Plastic stands must never be placed in the oven.
Heat Gun & Hair Dryer
A heat gun or hair dryer can be used to cure your Sculpey, however as the heat is directional, constant movement of the heat gun or model must be maintained throughout the process.
Sculpey quickly turns from correctly baking to browned and bubbled, destroying details if the heat is not constantly shifted.
A turntable can greatly help with this, however please remember the turntable will also heat up considerably and may cause burns if touched.
Take great care when removing the tray with your creation on it, any metal armature will remain hot for an extended period time after baking.
Only place heat Sculpey with a wooden stand or metal stand, the metal stand will heat significantly and must be left for 30 minutes before handling. Plastic stands must never be used in the baking process.
Make sure to keep nozzle of the heat gun or hair dryer blowing away from your face, body and hands.
Remove any metal jewellery and metal from around the area you intend to bake your model.
Unfortunately, Sculpey cannot be cured in the sun. The sun heats the Sculpey too slowly and will cause it to dry out and crack.