PMC3 Paste package

CONTENT: Fine Silver (.999)

  • Smooth liquid clay with the strength of PMC3 clay
  • Manufactured slip/paste for connecting PMC clay elements
  • Specially formulated liquid binder added to this PMC3 Paste
  • Paintable material for surface designs

PMC3 Paste Technical Information

This PMC3™ slip (paste) comes ready to use, saving you the time of having to thin out clay yourself. Ideal for repairs, connecting clay parts and adding details to your designs. When fired at 1,650° for two hours, PMC3 is the strongest fine silver metal clay available. It has a finer, smoother composition that’s easy to work with and manipulate. You can also embed findings with confidence--firing at a low temperature means they won’t be heat-damaged. PMC3 is suitable for torch-firing as well as kiln-firing.

Each jar contains 15g of metal, in slip form.

  Firing Info

PMC3 Paste is available in a 15g tub & 9g syringe. PMC3 lump clay available in 5g, 15g & 50g packages.


  • Size: 15 grams
  • Brand: PMC®
  • Form: Clay
  • Shrinkage: 12%
  • Country of origin: Japan


Additional Specifications:
  • Composition: Metal powder (90%), water and organic binder (10%)

  • Color: Pickle white
Physical Properties:

  • Firing temperature: 1,652°F (900°C) for two hours to achieve highest hardness and maximum durability; or 1,110°F (600°C) for 45 minutes; or 1,200°F (650°C) for 20 minutes; or 1,290°F (700°C) for 10 minutes
  • Melting point: 1,762°F (960°C)
  • Density after firing: 9.3 S.G. (rolled silver = 10.5 S.G.)


Please Note:
  • Every variety of PMC® is sold by the metal weight, not the weight that includes the water and binders that burn off during firing. You get every gram of precious metal you pay for from PMC.
  • PMC® has a strong adverse reaction to contact with aluminum. Do not use aluminum tools or allow your PMC to come into contact with any aluminum object.

Best ways to work with PMC3 Paste

1 Smooth, thick, liquid clay with the same strength as PMC3 that can be easily applied to metal clay surfaces

2 Use for repairs, connecting clay parts, and adding designs

3 Create surface designs by building up layers of PMC3 Paste

PMC3 syringe paste left

PMC3 syringe paste right