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Old 07 July 2003   #1
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.

Thanks

Last edited by Hookflash : 07 July 2003 at 02:04 AM.
 
Old 07 July 2003   #2
Poke around this site for related stuff.

http://www.gremlins.com/rick_barrows/sculpt.html
 
Old 07 July 2003   #3
http://home.houston.rr.com/dpstudios/workshop.htm

this guy has alot of cool info to get ya started.
 
Old 07 July 2003   #4
Super Sculpey!


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Old 07 July 2003   #5
Loads of tips and tutorials to be found here:

http://pub76.ezboard.com/fplbbmemberssitefrm17

... and yes - SuperSculpey
 
Old 07 July 2003   #6
It was about time we started a sculpting dedicated thread.


Please share all your links and tips&tricks here.
 
Old 07 July 2003   #7
*poke*

Sheep Factory, I think you killed it.

 
Old 07 July 2003   #8
Glen southerns super sculpey tutorial:

http://www.southerngfx.co.uk/genera...1/sculpture.htm


 
Old 07 July 2003   #9
Thanks for the resources everyone! I'm excited about getting started sculpting.
 
Old 08 August 2003   #10
Great idea to work on sculpting!
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Old 08 August 2003   #11
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?
Thanks
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Old 08 August 2003   #12
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.,.,
 
Old 08 August 2003   #13
i found another tutorial
http://www.goregoregore.com/tutorials.htm

Last edited by pencil-head : 01 January 2004 at 11:06 PM.
 
Old 08 August 2003   #14
and another
http://2bitstudio.com/gallery3/buildup_1234.htm

and another one
http://2bitstudio.com/gallery3/armature.htm

I'm on fire
 
Old 09 September 2003   #15
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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