Matt Daniel sculpting clay has been created and developed by sculptor Matthew Sanna of Dragonfly Studios. It is a wax-based clay that retains its elasticity and never dries out – meaning you can use it over and over again. It comes in two colours – brown and neutral – and is perfect for modelling, sculpting, shaping, carving and mold making. Because of its smooth yet firm texture you are able to get fine details and create intricate textures on the surface of the clay.
When starting out with a fresh batch of clay you may notice that it feels very hard. To soften it and make it more pliable, you can warm it in the microwave (just for a short amount of time), place it in warm water (it’s wax based and so will not mix with water) or chop it into smaller pieces. Once you start to work with it you will find it gets softer, but when left alone it hardens again – which makes it a perfect clay for creating moulds.
Matt Daniel clay is free of toxins and sulphur which means it won’t react with moulding materials such as silicones, Body-Double, Epoxy & Polyester Resins, Plaster of Paris etc. It’s also proudly South African and manufactured in Cape Town!