Kato PolyClay Color
Color Concentrates are highly pigmented bars of clay used to create pastels and translucent clays; also to tint Pearl PolyClay resulting in jewel tones that retain chatoyancy. The colors are very intense; the clay is a little stiffer. Remove a slice from the block, flatten with a roller and pass through your pasta machine to condition. Check out our Recipes page for formulas using Kato Concentrates!
Kato Polyclay is available in 17 colors divided into Spectral, Neutral and Metallic colors and is available in 2oz bars and professional size 12.5oz bars. For ideas on color mixing check our "Color Recipes" page. Once fired, Kato Polyclay is acid free and archival safe.
Polymer artists appreciate the superior qualities of Kato PolyClay. Special thanks to Carolyn Good for allowing us to link to her blog post. Carolyn will have a color tutorial available soon.
Polymer clay is a special medium with unique properties. Learn more in this commentary by Tony Aquino (the chemist behind Kato Polyclay). Tony discusses why batches can have different characteristics and provides some perspective on this puzzling issue.
Helen Breil has a free mini tutorial for her string beads. In this photo, you can see the strength of Kato polyclay. Click the photo for a better look.
Discounts are available on orders of 6 or more 12.5oz bars; mixed assortments qualify. Are you teaching art or community classes with polymer clay? We're happy to support you. Contact us.
Because computer screens differ, the actual colors may be different than displayed below.
These eight spectral colors are highly saturated and are true complimentaries which can be used to mix virtually any color desired.
Use neutrals on their own or mix them into Spectral and Metallic colors to create your own custom polymer clay palette. The purity of the Kato Polyclay colors is especially critical when blending White with a Spectral Color to make a "tint". Kato Polyclay becomes lighter but the hue does not drift. White Kato Polyclay remains pure white after firing; it does not yellow.
The Metallics contain mica particles giving your finished polymer clay pieces a metallic sheen. These colors have been formulated to perform beautifully when used in mica shift (chatoyant) techniques. Blend Pearl Kato Polyclay into any of the spectral colors for beautiful pearlized colors. Like the White Kato Polyclay, Pearl does not yellow upon firing.
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One full size 2oz bar of all spectral, neutral and metallic Kato PolyClay colors. 17 in all.
Clear Liquid Medium
Liquid Polyclay helps you do more with Kato Polyclay. It works as an extender, softener, adhesive and finish coat. Now you can do photo-transfers or complex grouting effects. Kato Clear Medium is thin enough to even out easily and can be worked in multiple layers - building images slowly as you add layers. Add paints, ink or dry pigments to make colorful glazes that bake and bond to polyclay. Cures at 275F. Alcohol clean up.
2oz (60ml) $6.99 CAD 8oz (237ml) $12.29 CAD