Materials #1 -Clay

 The question I get asked most frequently is "What materials do you use?" Now I have to admit, I was once asking the same question! So here is a breakdown of materials for those who want to try there hand at sculpting!

When starting a sculpture you need to ask yourself these questions... 

"How big will my sculpture be?"

"How intricate will my sculpture be?"

"Will I mold this?"

Now here are my top 3 clays,

Laguna Clay's WED Clay

  • Best for large scale sculpting, full size busts that will be made into masks or props
  • Water based, so its a little messy and will dry out if not properly covered and kept damp
  • Captures great detail but you will need practice working with it
  • Will need to be molded
  • Very very afordiable

Super Sculpey Firm

  • Good for small scale sculpting, figures, intricate sculptures with small parts 
  • This is an oven bake clay, once cooked its very strong and can be painted, sanded, cut, or added on to
  • Smooths with turpenoid & 91% alcohol
  • A little pricey but you can do a lot with it

Monster Clay 

  • Great for small/medium size sculptures
  • Oil based clay, so it needs to be warm to work with but once cool is very firm, perfect for capturing details 
  • Will need to mold this if you want to paint
  • Smooths with turpenoid
  • Decent price for a good amount

 All are available online, So get some clay and start sculpting!