The Joy of Metal Clay: Oil Paste – What is it good for?

Last week I talked about Art Clay Overlay Paste. This week I will talk about Oil Pastes. Oil Paste can be bought (Art Clay has a brand) or it can be made using regular paste and lavender oil. Oil Paste is meant to bond already fired metal clay pieces together. Of note: regular paste can work as well but I have found that at sometimes the Oil Pastes will give you better bond). Oil Paste differs from Overlay Paste (which I discussed last week) in that the minimum firing temperature is 1475F. I use oil paste for several purposes: to …