Malaysia Clay Art Polymer Clay – Baking Guide

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In Malaysia Clay Art, we don’t just sell products! We test and use our products too! We only provide our customers the modelling clay that we love to use. We feel that it makes sense to only use those materials that are the best.

Baking Malaysia Clay Art Polymer Clay
Baking time and temperature are critical. The clay should bake evenly throughout and become a hard plastic. Too low a temperature, it’ll crumbles; too high a temperature, and the outside fuses and burns before the inside has cooked through.

Place the modelled object on aluminium foil and let it harden in the oven for a maximum of 20 minutes at a temperature of 130°C. Malaysia Polymer Clay will only be completely hardened when cooled down to room temperature. The correct way to bake polymer clay is to heat up the oven until 130°C first, only then put in the modelled object. This way it will ensure that the clay is cured perfectly. The length of time you bake a piece will be determined by how thick the clay is. Clay object bigger than 5cm may takes a little more time to bake.


1. Oven Baking (Reconmended)

  • 1-5cm : Baking temperature : 130°C, baking time : 10-15 Minutes
  • 5-15cm : Baking temperature : 130°C, baking time : 15-20 Minutes
  • Tips – first time oven baking : Condition and put in a 3-5cm snake shape polymer clay, and bake for 10 minutes in 130°C, check the snake shape polymer clay, it shoud be be able to bend slightly without breaking if the temperature is right.

2. Steaming
​3. Boiling

Also, keep in mind that different sections of the oven usually reach slightly different temperatures during baking. The middle section is usually the best place. Spots close to the heating elements get hotter, while those close to the front door are usually colder. Use the middle part of the oven for baking your polymer clay items.

Store and cover un-use Malaysia polymer clay with aluminium foil or in cling film (PE) at room temperature and put them in a container. Avoid direct contact with sunray or places with heat. That way you can pro-long the un-use clay lifespan for about 1 year.

For children over 8 years of age only. For use under adult supervision

Safety rules
Keep younger children under the specified age limit and animals away from the activity area. Store chemical toys out of reach of young children. Wash hands after carrying out activities. Clean all equipment after use. Do not eat, drink or smoke in the activity area. Do not place the material in the mouth. Do not exceed a temperature of 130°C. The hardening/baking/curing process should be carried out by the supervising adult. Use a domestic oven thermometer, e.g. bimetal, to measure the temperature. Do not use a glass thermometer. Do not use a microwave oven.

Material can be disposed of with the normal refuse (household rubbish).

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  1. shobana suresh Reply

    After the item has been baked, how does one get the glazing effect on the item.

  2. angie Reply

    Thanks for your info. How about boiling? Takes how long to boil?

  3. ryu Reply

    Hello, 1-5cm : Baking temperature : 100°C, baking time : 10-15 Minutes, what I don’t get is that, is this the thickness or only width? Say I have a 5 x 5 cm polymer but the thickness is 3 cm, will it still need to bake 15 minutes or , should I bake longer? But you stated that the max time to bake is 20 minutes.

    • Malaysia Clay Art Reply

      Hi there, you can bake it in 130 c for 15 minutes. That will work well.

  4. Mee shun Reply

    During baking, will the polymer clay release toxic material? Cause I only have oven for baking cakes and food. Can I use the same oven?

    • Malaysia Clay Art Reply

      Hi, our polymer clay is non toxic, you may bake it in food oven and clean it thoroughly after baking, If you are going to do it constantly we do not encourage to bake it with food oven, you may get a small toaster oven from supermarket and just use it to bake polymer clay.