Soft clay is also called plastic clay, which originated in Europe. In the 1980s, Taiwan introduced the translation as soft clay, and in the 1990s in the mainland, the translation was plastic clay, which means plastic clay. It is not a clay, but a PVC artificial low temperature polymerized material.
In the 1930s, when German sculptors created this material, because it is highly malleable and plastic, the patterns are as colorful and splendid as thousands of flowers. The teaching materials can fully satisfy the creative desire of human beings, and they soon became popular throughout Europe and later spread to the United States and Japan. To this day, soft pottery is still the DIY favorite in the craft world. Different colors of soil can be aggregated and shaped into various ever-changing patterns and shapes. Some people predict that soft pottery will be the most fascinating craft material in the 21st century.
There are also many English names for soft clay. The most common words are "modeling clay", "oven-bake clay", "polymer clay" and so on. Basically, it is a kind of "soil"; a kind of "soil that can be sculpted into shape"; a kind of "soil that has to be baked into the oven" of different colors.
Soft clay first appeared in Germany in 1930. It was synthesized from chemical raw material PVC and polyvinyl chloride, which added some plasticizers and color pigments. Academically, its standard name should be called: polymer clay