Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Kiln Offer Until End October 2009!

This table top kiln is ideal for firing precious silver clays such as Art Clay Silver; small ceramics; fusing glass; beadmaking and moulding; and annealing and hardening of metals.

We're offering a massive saving of 20% on this kiln until the end of October (price after discount £296.00!). Visit the Polymer Clay Pit (now www.georgeweil.com) to find out more...

Thursday, 15 October 2009

What Strike? - the Royal Mail Dispute & the George Weil Group

As you will be aware from recent news, the Royal Mail are undergoing strike action which may cause your order from Fibrecrafts, Papershed or Polymer Clay Pit to be delayed.
George Weil sends small packets of less than 2kg via 1st Class Royal Mail. Generally, the majority of orders are usually delivered the next day although we have been advised that due to the current situation it may take up to 1 week for delivery.

Royal Mail do not consider an item as lost until 15 working days have elapsed from the due date of delivery. They allow 15 working days for items to be returned to the sender find out more...

To ensure delivery of urgent orders, we are offering courier delivery (from Monday - Friday) for an additional £5.00 on top of the usual handling charge. Please contact us if you would like to add this option to your order. Delivery to an address during a weekend will incur an additional charge. Telephone us on 01483 565800 or email us for further information.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Art Clay Silver Conference in Jersey

Art Clay Gold Paste
The Art Clay Silver Guild held their conference in Jersey this year. We went over for several reasons -

We wanted to present a 1.5g of AIDA art clay gold paste to the first prize winner of the raffle. Everyone at the conference was a more than competent artist craftsman using art clay silver; they deserve a piece of luxury!

More importantly we wanted to meet our customers to say thank you for all their support and encouragement - our new website and the ability to take your shopping basket across all our sister sites is clearly proving a great success with them.

And most important, there are two new products on their way from AIDA. We needed to find out more about them from the manufacturers and see if they are products that will get your artistic juices flowing!

The first product is copper, easy to use. It can be worked on its own or joined with Art Clay Silver. It is kiln fired first, then a silver clay rivet formed to join it to the silver and fired again. The artist will need to own a kiln, then pickle the fired piece and finish it off with an acrylic lacquer. It will be a valuable material for creating small sculptures and games pieces.

The second new product is an Art Clay Silver, called Lite, which gives your greater volume at a lower price. Otherwise it looks and works just like Art Clay Silver. The finished product is 93% silver rather than the 99.9% of Art Clay Silver, which in itself may not be very important, but needs to be quite solid for rings and fine jewellery. We think that it would be wonderful for making larger decorative pieces for the table, and serious silver 'bling' which does not weigh the wearer down!

These two new products are not going to be available for some time yet, but post ideas and thoughts about them here.