Formello, again

Formello, again

Post by Sharon Breare » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00



I stopped in at Pearl Art & Craft on South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday
(5/24).  Once again, they had a BUNCH of Formello clay on sale. The package
is 60 grams (just over 2 oz.), which they say lists for $2.19 and they would
normally sell for $1.29.  They had about 250 - 300 packages (my estimate) on
sale for 75 cents!  No, I didn't buy them all; couldn't afford to, and
wouldn't be able to carry them! 8-)  

I did buy a few.  I haven't used it yet, so I don't know what to expect.  
It's a little firmer than Sculpey III.

Does anyone have a color list?  I bought: #4 (red), #5 (green), #17 (lt.
brown), #21 (hot pink), #30 (turquoise), #37 (dk. blue), #52 (lime green),
and #60 (purple).

In case anyone's interested in buying some (Jeanne <my pal from Port
Richmond>, are you out there?), hurry on down to Pearl on South Street!

Regards to all,

Sharon B.

 
 
 

Formello, again

Post by Tracy Sapperstein-Byrn » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00


I'll have to ask my friends son to pick me up a bunch when next he's
there (almost every day from what I understand) :)

Does anyone know what the Formello clay is best for ... in otherwords,
what it's finished look is like, or any of it's vital statistics?  I've
not yet heard any of them in any FAQ's I've read.

All my best,
Tracy Facey from Outer Spacey :) hehe

Quote:

> I stopped in at Pearl Art & Craft on South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday
> (5/24).  Once again, they had a BUNCH of Formello clay on sale. The package
> is 60 grams (just over 2 oz.), which they say lists for $2.19 and they would
> normally sell for $1.29.  They had about 250 - 300 packages (my estimate) on
> sale for 75 cents!  No, I didn't buy them all; couldn't afford to, and
> wouldn't be able to carry them! 8-)

> I did buy a few.  I haven't used it yet, so I don't know what to expect.
> It's a little firmer than Sculpey III.

> Does anyone have a color list?  I bought: #4 (red), #5 (green), #17 (lt.
> brown), #21 (hot pink), #30 (turquoise), #37 (dk. blue), #52 (lime green),
> and #60 (purple).

> In case anyone's interested in buying some (Jeanne <my pal from Port
> Richmond>, are you out there?), hurry on down to Pearl on South Street!

> Regards to all,

> Sharon B.


 
 
 

Formello, again

Post by Lynell » Fri, 30 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>I stopped in at Pearl Art & Craft on South Street in Philadelphia on
Saturday

>(5/24).  Once again, they had a BUNCH of Formello clay on sale. The
package
>is 60 grams (just over 2 oz.), which they say lists for $2.19 and they
would
>normally sell for $1.29.  They had about 250 - 300 packages (my estimate)
on
>sale for 75 cents!

This clay is pretty good, except that the same color tends to vary a bit
from different packages - more than any other clay I've tried.
Don't get too attached to it though.  The Pearl Art here in ***ia has
it on sale too, and the store manager says it's because  it's a
discontinued item - once the supply in the warehouse is used up, that's
it.
Lynelle
 
 
 

Formello, again

Post by Sue Hease » Fri, 30 May 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>I'll have to ask my friends son to pick me up a bunch when next he's
>there (almost every day from what I understand) :)

>Does anyone know what the Formello clay is best for ... in otherwords,
>what it's finished look is like, or any of it's vital statistics?  I've
>not yet heard any of them in any FAQ's I've read.

We've had Formello here in UK for quite a few years. The manufacturers
are a small firm in Germany. I wrote to the US importers once, when
researching availability of clays for my first book and they said they
only imported small quantities and could not list retail outlets as it
was rather scanty.

I like the clay - softer than Fimo, firmer than Sculpey III. But I find
the colours not so good as Fimo - they are a bit harsh, though the range
is not bad.  It has not managed to oust Fimo from being the most popular
clay in UK - and now we are getting Cernit and Sculpey III so the choice
is really widening.  Nice stuff, but it doesn't do anything the others
can't IMHO.
--
Sue Heaser