Traditional clay bole for Water Gilding

BOLE Clay for gilding

Traditional clay bole and Insta-clay for Traditional Water Gilding

BOLE - Clay for gilding

Traditional clay bole and Insta-clay for Traditional Water Gilding

Gilder’s burnish clay or clay bole is an essential part of the traditional water gilding system with gold and silver leaf. Brushed in multiple thin coats over a primed or gesso surface, burnish clay is what allows water gilded gold or silver to be polished to a mirror gloss finish.

Dry cone - Traditional Clay bole

Selhamin burnish clay is available in dry cone form which needs to be crushed, reconstituted with water into a slurry and screened before being mixed with a prepared adhesive (such as rabbit skin glue). Selhamin clay is also available in a prepared paste in which the preliminary reconstituting has already been done.

Wet Clay - Modern alternative to Traditional Water Gilding.

Kolner Insta-clay is a single process base for water gilding, Insta-Clay eliminates the need for glue, gesso and bole. Developed by Kölner-GlanzGold-Grund to meet the demands of the commercial producer of gilded objects, Insta-Clay is used to prepare moldings and other items for gilding. This new process replaces the complex and labor intensive steps associated with traditional water gilding.


BOLE - Selhamin Burnishing Clay

Selhamin burnish clay is available in dry cone form which needs to be crushed, reconstituted with water into a slurry and screened before being mixed with a prepared adhesive (such as rabbit skin glue). Selhamin clay is also available in a prepared paste in which the preliminary reconstituting has already been done.

Selhamin burnish clay is available in a range of traditional oxide/earth colors to compliment the various shades or alloys of gold and silver leaf. It should be noted that silver can be affected by minerals in the burnishing clays and the Selhamin blue clays have been especially formulated to avoid this.

Selhamin Burnishing Clay
Selhamin Burnishing Clay for gold and Silver

Burnishing Clay SELHAMIN CLAY - POLIMENT made in Germany. Selhamin burnishing clays are available in both the dry cone and premixed forms. The dry cone clay is packaged in the three listed sizes. The premixed is only available in the one kilogram sizes. View color chart.


Latium Blue Selhamin Clay

3365P/K $ 102.00
Selhamin Premixed Clay - Latium Blue - 1 Kg Wet
Latium Blue - 1k
3365D/K $ 124.00
Clay Selhamin Latium Blue, Dry Cone, 1kg Dry
Latium Blue - 1k
3365D/5K $ 400.00
Clay Selhamin Latium Blue, Dry Cone, 5kg Dry
Latium Blue - 5k

Red Selhamin Clay

3355P/K $ 73.00
Selhamin Premixed Clay - Red - 1 Kg Wet
Red - 1k
3355D/K $ 88.50
Clay Selhamin Red, Dry Cone, 1kg Dry
Red - 1k
3355D/5K $ 385.00
Clay Selhamin Red, Dry Cone, 5kg Dry
Red - 5k

Yellow Selhamin Clay

3360P/K $ 73.00
Selhamin Premixed Clay - Yellow - 1 Kg Wet
Yellow - 1k
3360D/K $ 88.50
Clay Selhamin Yellow, Dry Cone, 1kg Dry
Yellow - 1k
3360D/5K $ 385.00
Clay Selhamin Yellow, Dry Cone, 5kg Dry
Yellow - 5k

Black Selhamin Clay

3370P/K $ 73.00
Selhamin Premixed Clay - Black - 1 Kg Wet
Black - 1k
3370D/K $ 88.50
Clay Selhamin Black, Dry Cone, 1kg Dry
Black - 1k
3370D/5K $ 385.00
Clay Selhamin Black, Dry Cone, 5kg Dry
Black - 5k

Grey Selhamin Clay

3375P/K $ 65.00
Selhamin Premixed Clay - Grey - 1 Kg Wet
Grey - 1k
3375D/K $ 88.50
Clay Selhamin Grey, Dry Cone, 1kg Dry
Grey - 1k
3375D/5K $ 385.00
Clay Selhamin Grey, Dry Cone, 5kg Dry
Grey - 5k

White Selhamin Clay

3380P/K $ 65.00
Selhamin Premixed Clay - White - 1 Kg Wet
White - 1k
3380D/K $ 88.50
Clay Selhamin White, Dry Cone, 1kg Dry
White - 1k
3380D/5K $ 385.00
Clay Selhamin White, Dry Cone, 5kg Dry
White - 5k

Amalfi Blue Selhamin Clay

3390D/K $ 124.00
Clay Selhamin Amalfi Blue, Dry Cone, 1kg Dry
Amalfi Blue - 1k
3390D/5K $ 585.00
Clay Selhamin Amalfi Blue, Dry Cone, 5kg Dry
Amalfi Blue - 1k

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Product Description

SELHAMIN CLAY - POLIMENT Burnishing Clay made in Germany. Selhamin burnishing clays are available in both the dry cone and premixed forms. The dry cone clay is packaged in the three listed sizes. The premixed is only available in the one kilogram sizes. View color chart.

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