SAFELY WORKING WITH COPPRclay™
Issues of safety do not arise from COPPRclay™ itself, but rather in the firing/sintering process due to the use of high-temperature kilns. Kilns should be positioned on a sturdy, stable surface, away from combustible materials, with a foot of open space on all sides. Take special precautions if the kiln is in an area where animals or young children may come in contact with it.
The binder in COPPRclay is non-toxic, and no toxic fumes will be present during firing. Though rare, it is possible for some individuals to experience some sensitivity to COPPRclay. We recommend wearing a dust mask while working with the activated carbon. Use a nail brush to clean hands and nails after working with the clay.
As always, when working around high heat, wear appropriate clothing and avoid loose or dangling clothes and clothes made with synthetic fabrics. There is little reason to look into a hot kiln for any length of time, but if you do, wear appropriate eye protection; we recommend our kiln safety glasses (#350-042). Please access and read the online MSDS for COPPRclay.