Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Clay Recipes for the Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Colors Men's Palette

I normally do not take the time to mix up any of the Pantone fashion colors for men but for some reason, these colors rather intrigued me and I felt they could add some interest to the women's palette.  I discovered that we already had most of the clay recipes with the need for a bit of tweaking to only a few.  If you are interested in creating any items for men this year, these colors could come in handy.

The clay recipes I am sharing with you are for the six additional Pantone colors for the Men's Palette.  The other colors are the same as in the Women's Palette and you will find the recipes for them here.


Here are the clay recipes for the six colors included in the men's palette using Kato clay:

Follow the clay recipe for #9-6 Regatta* and
increase the #1-2 White Mix* to 3 parts


Follow the clay recipe for #7-7 Forest Green* and
reduce the Gold clay to 1/2 part


Same as the clay recipe for #7-6 Woodbine*


2 parts Kato Brown
1 part Kato Orange
5 parts White Mix # 1-2*


Same as clay recipe #1-9 Charcoal*


Follow the clay recipe for #10-5 Plum* and
add 3 parts of #1-2 White Mix*


* These clay base colors are found in my
"Clay Color System" tutorial
available as an instant download in
our Etsy Shop
or manually sent in an e-mail from
our Artfire Studio. (preferred method for Europe)

2 comments:

Lawrence Smith said...

As a guy I am not crazy about their choice of colours for men. I would choose Sandstone and Dusk Blue perhaps for Spring clothing but not jewelry. What does Dave think ?

2 Good Claymates said...

I asked Dave what he thought and his favorite is the Glacier Gray and Custard Mokume combo that I did. It has 2 of the men's colors (Glacier Gray and Titanium) and a women's color (Custard) and he finds it brightens the grays up a bit and quite likes it. He says he isn't afraid to throw in a women's color into the mix and too fussy about some of the other men's colors either as they seem so dull. I think we need to experiment with them a little more and see.