Mixing different types or brands of clay can be possible, but it depends on the properties of each clay and what you want to achieve with your project.
Here are some important things to consider before mixing different types/brands of clay:
- Compatibility: Some clays may not be compatible with each other, so it’s important to check if they have similar drying times, shrinkage rates, and hardness levels. If you mix two incompatible clays, the resulting mixture may not have a uniform texture, may crack or break after drying, or may not dry at all.
- Color: Different brands of clay may have slightly different colors, so mixing them can result in a color variation. If you want a consistent color, it’s best to stick to one brand of clay.
- Texture: Different types of clay can have different textures and properties, such as being more pliable or more brittle. Mixing two clays with different textures can result in a texture that’s not consistent or not suitable for your intended purpose.
- Experimentation: If you’re not sure if two types or brands of clay can be mixed, it’s a good idea to experiment with a small amount first to see how they behave and if the resulting mixture is suitable for your project.