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Creativity Meets Clay!

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Precious metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads, and small sculptures. Precious metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay,  by hand or using molds. After drying, the clay can be fired in a variety of ways such as in a kiln, with a handheld gas torch, or on a gas stove, depending on the type of clay and the metal in it. Alloys such as bronze, sterling silver, and steel also are available. – wikipedia

Kor Tools was created by Master Potter, Rick McKinney, founder of MKM Pottery Tools. After years of creating tools for potters, Rick McKinney realized that many of his designs could also be transferred to the Precious Metal & Polymer Clay market. Rick began working with manufacturers to develop and create tools for jewelry artists that would make beautiful impressions in all precious metal clays.

Meet the Team

Rick Mckinney

Owner

Marj Lamers

Office Manager

Cheryl Quintana

Web & Social Media Manager