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From £10.50 to £23.75

Size Code Unit Price Availability
27.9 x 35.6cm 022480 £10.50 In Stock
30.5 x 40.6cm 022481 £12.50 In Stock
45.7 x 60.1cm 022482 £23.75 In Stock

Museum Series Claybord™ from Ampersand is a unique, specially prepared working surface perfect for use with creative materials.

  • It is made using high quality artist hardboard and features Ampersand’s simply amazing kaolin clay ground formula similar which performs similar to the clay gesso grounds used during the Renaissance period.
  • The surface is sanded to an ultra-smooth, highly absorbent finish so your colour or media remains true, brilliant and stable.

Claybord is a favourite of both fine and graphic artists alike. Clayboard comes in three different depths of 3mm (1/8"), 22mm (7/8") and 38mm (1.5").


Cm Inches
27.9 x 35.6 11 x 14
30.5 x 40.6 12 x 16
45.7 x 60.1 18 x 24



Size: 27.9 x 35.6cm

  • Weight: 20 g

Size: 30.5 x 40.6cm

  • Weight: 2000 g

Size: 45.7 x 60.1cm

  • Weight: 2000 g
Delivery & Returns

We dispatch orders every working day (ie Mon-Fri, not including Bank Holidays) for all delivery options. 

Next Working Day Delivery - Free on orders over £75

Order by 2pm Mon-Fri: £7.50

Standard Delivery - Free on orders over £50

Within 3-5 working days: £3.95

Click & Collect 

Free, from Cass Art stores. Available to collect within 2 working days.

Saturday Delivery

Select our Saturday delivery option any day of the week (by 2pm on Friday) to have your order delivered on the following Saturday: £9.00

Q&A (5)
Q Hi. Possibly interested in purchasing some Ampersand Clayboard, but notice you stock two different types - Clayboard, and Clayboard Cradled. Can you tell me what the difference is please? Appreciate your help, thanks, John.
Q What is Claybord?

Claybord is an absorbent, archival clay ground surface for use with a variety of mediums. It works beautifully with ink, paint, and dry drawing materials. It can also be used as an etching surface for printing.

Q Why work on Claybord as oppose to canvas?

Working on clay offers a different experience to working on canvas. Claybord offers a firmer surface to paint on than canvas stretched on a frame, and mediums that might typically stain canvas can be easily erased by simply scratching them from the surface using an etching knife or metal wool. This offers a unique way of working that is handy for adding highlight effects. Wet mediums such as ink and oil paint will dry much quicker to a matt finish on this highly absorbent surface.

Q Not quite clear if these boards need priming for oils?

These boards do need to be treated before being used with oil paint. For detailed information about how this can be done please see the advice available on the Ampersand website:

Q Can you please tell me what the difference is between the Claybord and the Aquabord? Can you use watercolour on both?

The Aquabord is suitable for watercolour but not the Claybord. Please check this helpful guide on the uses for the entire range 

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25th February 2016 Reviewed by Nicky Barfoot First time use of this product, bought as a requirement of an online art course task. Love it! Thanks to the tutor's demonstrations and the quality of the product, will be buying more.


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5th August 2015 Reviewed by Candice Scarlet Hamilton Good boards for displaying.


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20th January 2015 Reviewed by Gillian Thomas I Use the clayboard for mixed media collage and acrylic paint excellent surface to work on definitely impacts final finishI
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