A guide to the different types of Clay & Tools

Author: Dana McGorlick-Appelman  Date Posted:26 February 2021 

Want to play with Clay?

Not sure which clay is right for you?

Keep reading to discover the difference between the different types of Clay, including Raku Clay, Polymer Clay, and Air Dry Clay.



Raku is a good all-round clay, suitable for wheelwork and hand-building. It has good plasticity and is kiln fired once modelled for a stone-like appearance.

This is a more traditional style clay that requires a kiln to fire and “set” your sculpture.