Basic Clay Storage

Clay in Boxes

Somewhere along the line, you may begin to accumulate a lot of clay. Since I no longer live in the city I tend to stock up when I luck out and get to visit a Michaels. Or I order scads online. Which means I have lots of lovely, unopened 2oz and 1lb blocks of clay. These days, they live in clear plastic shoeboxes in my studio so that I can get a quick glance at my Premo Yellows or my Fimo Effects. They used to live in a larger box but they’d mix up. This way they’re neat, even if not all lined up by stock number as my partner would like. I got these shoe boxes at the local hardware store.

I found that I’m not alone in liking clear boxes for storing basic elements – Alice Stroppel talks about some great boxes she found for storing her projects.

Note: This is how I store my new, not opened clay. These specific boxes are not compatible with raw clay so I store my opened packages in zipper bags or in other types of compatible plastic boxes.

Comments

  1. Alice Stroppel says

    Elaine, thanks for the link to my post about plastic boxes. I have to tell you I just bought another larger photo box like that one and I just love them. If fact I’m going to a retreat and have shipped a box off ahead of time with several of the individual boxes backed with preconditioned clay and tools. Once I get there everything will be nice and neat. Okay maybe not neat because we all know what happens to our clay spaces once we get started. But very nice indeed.

    Alice

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