Monday, September 24, 2012

Meet a New Clay: Apoxie Sculpt

Most of the time we talk about air-dry clay, but The New Clay News is about ALL no-bake clays and today I'd like to introduce you to  Apoxie Sculpt, a modeling compound that cures with a chemical reaction rather than air-dry.  Apoxie Sculpt from Aves Studio is a 2-part self-hardening product with a putty-like, smooth consistency.  It is easy to mix and use, just mix and knead Parts A & B together for 2 minutes until thoroughly combined and a uniform color is achieved.  Cures hard in 24 hours without oven or kiln.  Working time is 2-3 hours.  Adheres to many other materials and can be seamlessly feathered before set-up or sanded, tapped, drilled, carved, lathed, or otherwise tooled after set-up!    Clean-up with Aves Safety Solvent or soap and water.

Apoxie Sculpt is often used for repairs and restorations  (antiques, toys, dolls, vases, ceramics, porcelain) because of excellent adhesion to wood, metal, ceramic, fiberglass, foam, glass, plastics, stone, and more! Also used for sculpting, casting/molds, doll making, miniatures, woodcarving, jewelry, glass art, toy and model design.  Popular for building armatures and covering seams in models and figures.  Suitable for outdoor use.  Waterproof and freeze-thaw stable.   Dries to a semi-gloss finish which can be painted. 

Not for children.  Safe for adult use when used as directed.  Wear appropriate disposable gloves when blending parts A and B and wear dust mask & safety glasses when sanding/grinding.

Available in: 1/4 lb, 1 lb, 4 lb, 20 lb and 100 lb. packages.  Colors: Natural, White, Pink, Black, Brown, Green, Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver-grey, Bronze, Orange.

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Joanne at Desert Mountain Bear uses Apoxie Sculpt to modify the ears on purchased BJD dolls to give them her custom elfin appearance.   In this post she explains how she gives her dolls an ear makeover.



  1. I love your blog!! Thanks for all of the information it has been very useful!!
    Dessa Rae

  2. I was wondering if you could review an oil based clay type, or had used it.

    There is a new(ish) clay called Cx5, and apparently its older and comparable predecessor is Plastaline. It says that it is like plastic when at room temp, can be sanded, drilled etc etc, but when warmed up it is like a soft oil clay.

    Any information/experiences would be appreciated

    1. Hi Leaders, I wasn't familiar with Cx5 so I looked it up. You can read more about it here The Cx5 is a professional sculpting material designed to be used in place of the non-hardening Plastalina-type clays. It is most commonly used for prototyping and subsequent mold casting. The Cx5 can then be melted down and used again. This is a different field of sculpting & mold-making than the air-dry clay modeling materials generally discussed here. To be honest, there's enough still to learn about air-drying clays without getting side-tracked into other types of clay, so I won't be buying the product or doing any reviews...but I bet you can find some discussion using Google! ;-)


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