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  07 July 2003
Learning sculpture with polymer clay?

Southern's Sculpey work has really piqued my interest in clay sculpture for concept work. Trouble is, I have never done any type of sculpting (aside from Play-Doh as a child), and there don't seem to be any relevant coarses at local community colleges. So, I was wondering:

- What type/brand of clay should I start with?
- Can you recommend any good books for beginners?
- Do you know of any Canadian online retailers that sell clay?
- Any other advice you can think of would be appreciated.


Last edited by Hookflash : 07 July 2003 at 02:04 AM.
  07 July 2003

this guy has alot of cool info to get ya started.
  07 July 2003
Super Sculpey!

Meng Yang Lu
3D Generalist
  07 July 2003
Loads of tips and tutorials to be found here:

... and yes - SuperSculpey
  07 July 2003
It was about time we started a sculpting dedicated thread.

Please share all your links and tips&tricks here.
  07 July 2003

Sheep Factory, I think you killed it.

  07 July 2003
Thanks for the resources everyone! I'm excited about getting started sculpting.
  08 August 2003
Great idea to work on sculpting!

  08 August 2003
hey, is sculpey a good way of doing sketches for the 3D modeling process on a 3D package? and could sculpting gimme betters skills on computer 3D modeling?
  08 August 2003
i like to use a #4 roma plastina to sculpt with.,., you can get blocks of the stuff at most art supply store.,., it breaksdown temporarily with heat.,., so don't try to bake it or anything.,.,
and a standard set of wood sculpting knives and loops are a good place to start.,.,
  08 August 2003
i found another tutorial

Last edited by pencil-head : 01 January 2004 at 11:06 PM.
  09 September 2003
Sculpey is great stuff! I have heard that it can be left to air dry. Have any of you done this, and how long would it take? I always bake it in the oven.

I also usually make a aluminum foil interior and put the clay over it. works very well for me. Not sure if anyone knew that or not.
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