from Helena, MT United States
This clay's consistency is very sticky. It sticks to itself extremely well, making the creation of 3D shapes easy. It also sticks to your tools, work surfaces, and fingers more than any other clay I know. Drying to leather hardness on the work surface made release easier.
The greenware is extremely hard. This makes it very durable for carving, sanding, and filing (not to mention protection against accidental drops), but it also makes those tasks more work. You'll be putting in a lot more elbow grease on finishing.
My first firing following the instructions was a disaster: it shattered after firing under finger pressure. The mid-fire schedule for Hadar's clay works so far.
This product does not indicate how much it's expected to shrink. Testing indicates in the 10% range.
It's a nice addition to the metal clay options to have bronze, but it's certainly not for the inexperienced clay artist. You may want to consider Hadar's brilliant bronze for gold tones, instead.