Kato Clay is a fantastic brand of polymer clay.
Unfortunately we will no longer be carrying it (July 2020).
Please see our other amazing brands of polymer clay here.
Donna Kato is a well-known polymer clay artist and teacher. She has written several books about polymer clay including “The Art of Polymer Clay.” In addition to her many works, she has also released several instructional videos. With the help of Donna Kato, Van Aken International was able to create the ideal polymer clay; the first polymer clay by an artist, for an artist.
Why Kato Polyclay
Kato Polyclay is an easy-to-use polymer clay that bakes in 10 minutes to become a hard, durable material. Stronger than other clays, objects made with Kato Polyclay become permanent works of art that will resist breaking and wear over time. Its versatile and smooth texture allows for detailed results for all types of work including figures, caning, jewelry, home décor, and model making. All colors in the line may be inter-mixed to produce any color or effect imaginable. It is the first polymer clay created by an artist, for artists.
Kato Polyclay was formulated to embody the most desirable working properties possible. Strength, stability, firmness, and a wide spectrum of colors allow users to create pieces of artistic excellence. Kato Polyclay is a unique line of polymer clay created specifically for artists.
Strength and durability are very important properties in any polymer clay product. The amount of time and effort put into your project makes it very valuable; when a piece breaks it can be very disappointing. After curing, Kato Polyclay is extremely durable and will not break.
Because of its firmness, Kato Polyclay is an excellent choice for creating canes. When sliced, it will maintain its shape and minimize distortion, unlike softer clays. Its desired firmness eliminates the “squishy” factor.
With other polymer clays, there is often a significant difference between the color of the packaged clay and the clay after it has been cured. Kato Polyclay has a minimal color shift when cured. The color of the raw clay is the same as the color you get after curing.Color SpectrumThere are 21 colors available in the Kato Polyclay line. This includes 8 spectral colors, 5 neutral colors, including translucent, 4 metallic colors, and 4 concentrated colors. All colors are intermixable, enabling the artist to create virtually any color imaginable.