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Cool Tools Clay Hydrator
Cool Tools Clay Hydrator

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Every metal clay artist has gone back into an old opened package and found their leftover clay too dry to work with. Our Clay Hydrator eliminates this issue and can save you hundreds of dollars in lost clay. Make sure you have one for each type of clay.

Keep all of your metal clay moist and workable for months-on-end. Keep your clay in a Cool Tools Clay Hydrator during the design process to make sure it doesn’t dry out. If you’ve been working with some clay and your hands have dried it out, place it in the hydrator, and in less than 30 minutes, you will begin to notice a difference in the workability. Never be limited again by dried out clay.

Note: It's important to wrap your clay in a small piece of plastic wrap before placing into the hydrator. Never place clay directly on the sponge as this will create slip.

Watch our Clay Hydrator Video below and see how this innovative and inexpensive tool can save your clay, your time, and most important, your money.

Keep metal clay hydrated and workable for months-on-end.

Item# Item Name Price: Qty
STR-323 Cool Tools Clay Hydrator
STR-325 Replacement Lid for the Cool Tools Clay Hydrator
STR-324 Replacement Sponges for the Cool Tools Clay Hydrator
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Cool Tools Clay Hydrator

Since the finest creations are made with the freshest of clay, keeping your clay fresh and hydrated is critical for a good result.

Only use distilled water in the Clay Hydrator as distilled water does not have impurities, which help prevent molding. When adding clay to the Hydrator, loosely wrap it in a small piece of plastic wrap. Do not wrap the clay too tightly, as this will prevent the moisture in the air to absorb into the clay. Never place clay directly on the sponge, or the water and the clay will make a mess and form slip.

Each sponge is sized perfectly for the Clay Hydrator, so everything fits together nicely. This bottom sponge should be soaked a little more thoroughly, allowing a small amount of water to rest in the bottom of the base. This water is slowly absorbed through the bottom sponge, and continuously pulled up into the air by the top sponge. During this process, the clay absorbs this much needed moisture and re-hydrates any metal clay. This innovative design creates the perfect environment to keep metal clay hydrated for as long as needed and as long as you keep the sponges hydrated.

Use the Cool Tools Clay Hydrator for storing your metal clay in optimal conditions, both short term or long term.

Clay Hydrator does not re-hydrate completely bone-dry clay.

Note: When using the clay hydrator, you are creating a moist environment for days, weeks or months at a time which can encourage mold. Distilled water and clean hands are essential.

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