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Art Supplies: Air Dry Terracotta Clay

Very soft and malleable. Does not crack, even with an armature. Sticks to itself, even after the clay has dried!

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Art Supplies: ArtEmboss Copper Sheets

Very thin, lightweight copper sheets tooling. Comes with a wooden stylus. Easily cut with a pair of scissors, sand the edges so you don’t cut yourself!

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Art Supplies: 1/16" thick armature wire

Light-weight but sturdy, malleable, and strong.  Made of aluminum and doesn’t rust. Great for figure sculpture armatures.

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Art Supplies: Thin Chipboard

Flat brown sheets which come in 14 ply(thin) or 30 ply (thick). Great for architectural models and sculptures. Thin chipboard can be cut with scissors, thick chipboard must be cut with a utility knife.

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Art Supplies: Balsa Wood

Very soft wood which can be carved easily. Direction of the grain has to be considered when carving. Extremely light weight. Easily sanded, but make sure you wear a dust mask!

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Clay House Art: Cookie Clay

Replicates the look of cookie dough. Very lightweight when dry. Extremely smooth.

Clay House Art: Cream Clay

Comes in a pastry piping bag. Extremely lightweight when dry. We don’t recommend trying to work with Cream clay with your fingers.

 

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Hot Glue Gun

Glue guns are hot, be cautious as you can get burns! Not good for detailed work, hot glue gets messy easily. Make sure to buy glue sticks that fit your glue gun.

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Art Supplies: Fettling Knife

Blunt knife that creates clean cuts in clay. Pointed tips allows for reaching areas of the sculpture that your hand cannot access.

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Art Supplies: Metal Kemper Tool

Curved end of the tool is able to create sharp, crisp marks in the clay that are easily smoothed out.

Art Supplies: Kevlar Glove

Protects your hand from cuts from a utility knife. Wear on your hand which is not holding the knife. Protects your hand, but only to a degree, you still need to exercise caution with knives!

Art Supplies: Lazy Susan

Place underneath a sculpture base so the sculpture can be turned around with ease while working. Available in a range of sizes.

Oven Bake Clay

Comes in tons of colors. Lightweight and pliable. Great for making beads and small scale sculptures.

Art Supplies: Plastilene Clay

Oil based clay which never dries. Keep out of sunlight, it can soften or melt! Excellent for carving very tiny details. Use a hair dryer to soften.

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Clay House Art: Resin Clay

Available in a wide range of bright colors and has a very smooth surface. Colors can be mixed together. Best for small scale sculptures, when the size becomes large the clay does deflate slightly.

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Clay House Art: Stone Clay

Available in black, white, light grey, and dark grey. Has a slightly gritty surface. Sticks to any surface, even 3D ones!

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Art Supplies: Styrofoam

Very soft & extremely easy to cut or carve. Extremely messy, creates tons of dust when being cut. Excellent for filling in an armature to save on clay.

Clay House Art: Wood Clay

Air dry clay that has a texture that replicates wood. Extremely lightweight. Sticks to any surface, even 3D ones!

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