Sculpt & Modeling 

Sculpture is the act or art of sculpturing or forming in a pliable material such as clay or wax. It is the visual shape and texture of something regarded aesthetically, especially the human face or form. While Modeling is an additive process, as opposed to carving, the other main sculptural teachnique, in which portions of a hard substance are c...

Sculpture is the act or art of sculpturing or forming in a pliable material such as clay or wax. It is the visual shape and texture of something regarded aesthetically, especially the human face or form. While Modeling is an additive process, as opposed to carving, the other main sculptural teachnique, in which portions of a hard substance are cut away to reveal form. While modeling, the corrections are possible to do, and the result is like fired clay or preserved.

Modeling is essentially a building-up process in which the sculpture grows organically from the inside. Numerous plastic materials are used for modeling. The main ones are clay.Clay are the most common modeling materials, and the artist’s hands are the main tools. 

Modeling is an ancient technique, as indicated by prehistoric clay figurines from Egypt and the Middle East.It is a material primarily composed of a grouping of clay minerals, and can be used as an art medium.It is a great way to model things. It can be found in art shops around the area. In clay sculpture, all materials is formed or deformed into a new, permanent shape that you want.

We have a a best quality of clay that uses nowadays. We have also available tools for your clay art which can form anything you want. 

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Air Dry Clay
Air drying clay is the ultimate versatile modelling material for anyone wanting to achieve a high-quality finish without firing up an expensive kiln. Create easy to make hanging decorations with air dry clay by cutting out shapes using old cookie cutters or moulds, alternatively use wires and polystyrene shapes to help you structure your self-hardening clay creations.
Cernit Oven Hardening Modeling Clay
High quality oven bake polymer clay -cernit modeling material comes in a wide variety of colors. Regular colors, Glamour colors, Nature colors, Metallic colors, Neon colors and Translucent colors.

CERNIT is a ready to use polymer modelling clay. The clay becomes very soft by kneading. It is easy to work with and needs just a few tools. The clay has a high tensile strength; a particulate translucency and does not loose its shape and stability. Colours can be intermixed to suggest marbling and there are no limits to create new shades. The material hardens permanently by baking in an ordinary oven (about 30 minutes at maximum 130°C). It can make dolls look life-like and all finished pieces cure to a porcelain-like appearance. CERNiT offers a very wide palette of 70 brilliant shades

The CERNIT comprises in 5 ranges:

NUMBER ONE porcellaneous standard finishes in 34 colours.

GLAMOUR 12 pearlescent and 6 metallic colours.

TRANSLUCENT 6 colours.

NEON 6 couleurs avec finition fluorescente

NATURE 6 colours in earth & stone effects.

All colours are intermixable to create other shades & tones

Advice for use: Suitable for ages 8 and above with adult supervision.

Preparation: Roll a piece of Cernit by hand and knead gently. This makes the material supple and shapeable in any direction. It can be drawn out finely like pastry and folded like cloth. Always work with clean hands on a clean surface. All colours can be mixed with each other, and blended, marbled or lightened with opaque white.

Structure and decoration: You can cut shapes from Cernit, make deep impressions for moulding, sculp with nails, brushes, scissors and surface decorate with impressions from leaves, lace, feathers or other raised surfaces.

Baking: Pre-heat electric ovens at 110° to 130°C /230°F to 266°F. Do not use a microwave oven. After baking Cernit is so firm that it can be drilled, filed or sanded. Use acrylic paints or water colours and enhance with decorative powders or even varnish. Allow your creativity to run free!

Safety rules: Safety rules in accordance with EU standard EN/71/5 Modelling materiel should not be put in the mouth. Do not exceed maximum 130°C / 266°F baking temperature as harmful gases could develop. Do not exceed a baking time of 30 minutes. Clean all equipment after use and assure hands are washed. Do not eat, drink or smoke in the activity area.

ComposiMold
Your tools for mold making and casting parts into a variety of casting material. Mold making accessories that are easy to use, safe, and best of all, re-usable so you can experiment all you want. For mold making, we have ComposiMold and ImPRESSive Putty. ComposiMold is a heat and pour molding material. And ImPRESSive Putty is a heat and press molding putty. So for whatever you want to make, ComposiMold products allow you the power to make what you want into real materials.

ComposiMold is changing the mold making and casting experience by making it easier, safer, and cheaper for you to make your own products into real materials. ComposiMold mold making products allow you to create without worry and the expense of having to always buy new mold making materials. 

ComposiMold also has many casting materials available to make it easy for you to create what you want. The process is simple: remelt to re-use.

Clay Molds

Molds 


You love crafting with polymer clay, whether it means making your own gorgeous jewelry pieces, creating personalized and perfect home décor items, devising new ideas for figurines, crafting with kids or sculpting small trinkets. There’s nothing like expressing your style, enhancing your imagination and indulging your hands by coming up with new clay creations. Molds are an easy way to get fast, amazing results when playing with clay! They also allow for 
quick and easy production of many pieces at one time. Our silicone molds can be baked right in the oven and can be used with all of our clay lines, even our Liquid Sculpey products! We also offer polymer clay push molds that are easy as 1 – 2 – 3 to use — simply fill mold with clay, remove from mold and bake! These flexible clay molds come in a variety of fun themes from flowers to dolls. The possibilities are endless!

Jack Richeson Armature Wire
An armature provides the internal foundation on which to build your sculpture. Much like our own human skeletal system is the framework which keeps us standing in an upright position, an armature is used to keep the artist's clay from collapsing, while also protecting the integrity of any outward extensions, such as thin limbs or legs. Truly, the most disheartening experience a clay sculptor can have is to create the ideal form, only to have his project fail due to the lack of a sturdy frame. 
Although it can be made from a variety of materials, such as wood or steel, the (almaloy) aluminum wire armature is the superior choice due to the following features:
  • non-corrosive
  • lightweight
  • fully pliable
  • non-staining
In addition to the pre-formed armatures, many sculptors choose to construct their own out of armature wire. When selecting this wrapping wire for clay modeling, the artist should look for a wire that is lightweight and strong, yet fully flexible, the key features of armatures themselves.
And don’t forget the wire must be able to withstand corrosion. Why is this important when selecting wrapping wire? Certain polymers and clays do not dry out. Therefore, if the wire is created from a material that has the ability to rust or corrode, the integrity of the sculpture will eventually be compromised.
Molding Materials

Alginate Impression Powder 1lb.
This molding compound forms a rubbery elastomer within minutes of mixing with water. Captures impressive detail, while being flexible enough to prevent entrapment of the hand. It dries and shrinks over time, so it's not suitable for more than a few castings.

There is no need for timing with this unique color changing impression material formula. The mixture changes from pink to while mixing and turns white when it is ready for molding.
Set time: 2 minute average. [Cooler water will extend the setting time and warmer water will shorten it.]
Dust-free; Color-changing
Alginate Based; Non-Toxic; Hypo-Allergenic
Crystalline Silica Free
Once opened, expires approximately 3yrs from date of purchase. (The specific date will be provided on the label). If left in the foil bag, that time is at least double.

Casting Plaster of Paris
Many plasters are available for casting, you can even use the inexpensive local plaster you find in any hardware store. 

Plaster Bandage Selections
Plaster bandages are one of the most useful tools when it comes to the art of mold making and casting. The are especially useful in creating shell or mother molds. These are the rigid shells which are laid over mold making rubbers that provide the needed support for casting once the mold is removed from the model.

The most efficient technique in using plaster bandages is to first roll out about four to six inches of a bandage; roll it back on itself, then roll it back once again. That way you will have three layers of bandage in a collapsed "S: shape. Now cut it apart and continue creating 3-ply bandages. Stack them in a pile that is "X" shaped so they will be easy to pick up when you are ready to apply.

A face needs one bandage roll, whereas a front torso needs about eight or nine. Have two bowls of warm water at the ready. Holding a bandage end in each hand, dip the bandage in the water until saturated. As the water in one bowl becomes milky use the second bowl, as continuing to use the milky water will cause the bandages to delaminate later on when you least expect it.

Lift out and gently squeeze out excess water. Apply over the rubber or alginate surface smoothing out so there are no air pockets. Repeat, applying the next bandage, over lapping the first by a third until the rubber surface is covered.

Now take a whetted-out bandage, hold it in one hand and fold length wise in half. Then fold again in quarters. This will be a reinforcement bandage which you will place all around the edge of your plaster bandage shell to reinforce the edges.

In addition, plaster bandages may be applied on the body to create a mold in itself. It will provide less detail than an alginate or silicone mold, but it make for an easier application. It will provide a wonderful "form" mold and is often the choice for belly casting (pregnancy molds).

Silicone Rubber or Sillicon Mold RTV

Room Temperature Vulcanizing Rubber (RTV) Two part Rubber System used for mold making RTV Silicone can faithfully reproduce the finest detail and texture. Polyester resin, polyurethane, Candles, wax,low melt alloys,Epoxy resins are all used to reproduce items, Comes with Catalyst.

Silicone oil
Silicone oil are used to reduce/thin down the silicon rubber. (use up to 10% by weight)



Proto Polymer Clay
PROTO POLYMER CLAY The "make and bake" clay hardens after baking ín an oven about 15-30 minutes (depending on the size of the project) at 130°C. After baked. it wil completely harden and hold its shape. It can be painted with ink or acrylic paint. it is ideal for sculpture and jewelry making. The clay wil require some conditioning as it will be very hard and tough initially You will need to knead it until it becomes soft and workable, a roller or a pasta machine may be used in softening the clay. Its shelf life is approximately 2 years. 
Specialty Clay
NARA POTTERA CERAMIC CLAY It is a heavyweight modelling material that comes from the earth. Often used in the making of ceramic pieces, the finished product needs to be fired in a kiln at 1,000-1,200°C. Ceramic Clay does dry if it is left out in the air. To reactivate the clay, just add water to moisten the dry sections and resume constructing your masterpiece.

Ceramic Clay needs to be kept in airtight storage in order to remain soft and not dry out. Its shelf life is approximately 1.5 years.
Sculpey Keepsake Clay Kits

Capture life’s little moments and turn them into lifelong memories with clay Keepsake kits! From a baby’s 

first hand print

 to your beloved pets memorial paw print your memories are safe with us. Our Keepsake clay is shatterproof so your treasured 

memoires

 will last a lifetime. Makes the perfect gift for showers, new grandparents 

and

 pet owners!

Benefits of Clay Keepsake Kits

At Sculpey, our team and family of everyday creators love our clay keepsake kits for tons of reasons, including that they're:

  • A lasting gift: Whether you're picking up a clay handprint kit or one for pawprints, you can trust it's a purchase that will last — they're shatterproof.

  • A feel-good creation: With a clay footprint kit — or pawprint one — you're capturing and creating a piece of polymer clay with some of your favorite people.

  • A memory keeper: A baby handprint clay kit preserves a moment in time that your family can look back on and smile.

Of course, with all these feel-good items and memories, a keepsake can also turn into the best kind of tear-jerker.

How to Create a Clay Keepsake

If you've already purchased a clay keepsake kit and are ready to craft your one-of-a-kind ornament, why wait any longer? To create your keepsake, follow these steps:

  • Wash your hands, as well as your work surface.

  • Place wax paper or disposable foil on your surface, unless working on glass or metal.

  • Knead, or condition, your clay for two minutes or until pliable.

  • Create a round, smooth ball and place and flatten it into the included ring.

  • Flatten your polymer clay even more with your roller, making sure it's smooth and even.

  • Remove the clay from the ring by pushing on its sides with a gentle touch.

  • Clean your child's hand or foot — or your pet's paw or tag — by washing and drying it.

  • Imprint your child or pet's print by pressing their paw, hand or foot into the center of the clay.

  • Use a Needle End Pointer to create two holes at the top of your polymer clay.

  • Add details below your print, such as the name of your pet or child and the date of the keepsake.

  • Bake your keepsake ornament at the appropriate temperature and duration, allowing it to cool afterward.

For an extra touch, you can add a lock of your child's hair or pet's fur. Plus, if you're not happy with your first imprint, you can always flatten your clay and begin again!

Ideas for Clay Keepsake Kits

While the concept behind a clay keepsake kit is simple — capture your pet, family or friend's print — there are tons of ways to decorate and deliver your keepsake:

  • Surprise your child's godparents with a completed baby handprint clay kit.

  • If you are a vet, Provide your clients with a complimentary pet clay pawprint kit.

  • Introduce your kids to polymer clay with a clay handprint kit for them to try with you.

If you're searching for decorative ideas, explore our clay craft ideas. Or, get started by purchasing your family's pet or baby handprint kit today!

Variety Clays for All Ages
GLUTEN FREE DOUGH Water based modelling material that is extremely soft to touch. The dough can dry outif left in the air for 1-2 days. Our dough is gluten free and totally safe for kids with gluten allergies (Gluten is a protein from wheat, barley, and rye). As it is water based, water can be added in small amounts to reactivate the dough again if it starts to dry out during usage. However, Gluten Free Dough needs to be kept in airtight storage in order to remain soft and not dry out. Its shelf life is approximately 1.5 years.

PAPER MACHE Made of paper pulp and built in glue, it is non-toxic and completely safe for children. it is easy to use, just mix the Paper Mache and water in a 3:1 ratio. The advantages of using Paper Mache are to achieve a nice textured look Acrylic or poster paints can be applied after dried to perfect the look of the finished product. The pure paper pulp does not contain any traces of ink, since it is not made from recycled paper; it is completely safe for children. Its shelf life is approximately 2 years.

FLOATING CLAY Oil based modelling material with lower density than water giving it the ability to float. The finished product can float freely in water and is the perfect choice for bath-tub playing. As it is oil based, Floating Clay will not harden or dry out. After finished playing, the clay can be left out to dry and can be used over and over again. Its shelf life is approximately 3 years.
Sculpey Pluffy & Instructional Book

It’s fluffy, squishy, light and most importantly FUN!! Pluffy never dries out perfect for continuous play or you can bake it to save your masterpiece forever.

Pluffy Clay

Do you love creating with clay? Whether you enjoy shaping figurines, crafting jewelry pieces, making mixed media projects, creating household objects or crafting keychains and fun projects with kids, clay allows you to explore your imagination, express yourself and put your hands to work. For experienced clayers, amateur crafters and curious kids alike, there's nothing better than exploring all clay has to offer.

If you're looking for an incredibly soft, squishy modeling clay to use for creative clay projects with children, Pluffy clay is the perfect place to start. For modeling, sculpting, crafting and creating anything you can imagine, try your hand at a light modeling clay that's easy to use — especially for kids. Get creative with your classroom or your kids and squeeze some fun out of our clay for yourself. Pluffy modeling clay is soft and satisfying for everyone.

Squishy Modeling Clay for Kids

Creating figurines, making models or sculpting for school projects? It's never been easier to get creative with kids than with Pluffy clay. It’s fluffy, squishy, light and — most importantly — FUN!!

Pluffy never dries out, making it perfect for continuous play, or you can bake it to save your masterpiece forever. Just shape, and bake in your home oven. Pluffy clay even floats! Kids will love digging into this soft modeling clay.

You can choose from various color schemes, including:

  • Primary: Looking for simple, soft clay to shape, model, play with and save for another day? Pluffy clay never dries out, so you can use it for a while, then put it away when you're done. Or, you can shape it into permanent creations and solidify cure them by baking them right in your home oven. For example, you could make figurines to play with and proudly display in your classroom or at home. Our primary color set includes black, brown, white, blue, yellow and red for your primary color needs — customize your creations even more by painting them after baking!

  • Tropical: Searching for a color scheme that's a little more exotic and exciting for your kids' crafting needs? Our tropical multipack offers you appealing variety and exotic color for creating beach scenes, mermaid figurines, palm trees, seashells and all things tropical! Encourage your kids to use their hands to bring their imaginations to life with clay creations in aqua, orange, lime green, hot pink, white and vibrant purple. Like our other packs, your clay comes with a modeling tool to assist you.

  • Pastel: Does a softer, sweeter color scheme appeal to your aesthetic tastes or suit your project more? If you're crafting clay eggs for Easter decorations or using lighter colors for projects with your kids, we offer a pastel color pack for our Pluffy clay. Choose from soothing pink, purple, yellow, orange, beige and white for your delicate clay creations.

There's no better pick than Pluffy for a soft modeling clay to satisfy! Explore our options and purchase online today.

Stone Curving Tools

The principal stone carving tools needed by the sculptor include the point chiseltooth chisel (rake), the flat straight chisel and a hammer, all of varying sizes and weights. All are forged from high carbon steel and tempered for strength.

The point removes the primary bulk material and comes in three sizes, small, medium and large. All taper down to a four-sided point and the thickness, or size of the point, will be determined by its heaviness. The smaller the size, the finer or lighter the point.

The tooth chisel or rake, for the second stage of removal, is a flat straight chisel with slightly beveled teeth. It is available in four basic widths, the smallest having four teeth, the next five teeth, the next six teeth, and the largest having eight teeth. The tooth chisel is principally used in the geometric reduction of a larger piece of stone.

The flat straight chisel is the finishing tool used before the final abrasive finishing, rasping, and sanding. It has a straight edge with a slight bevel of possibly 30° and is available in three sizes, small, medium, and large.

There are also specialty tools which are not normally used in standard carving but by intermediate and advanced carvers for added assistance in multiple projects. They include:the diamond shaped point, used for parting ferrules width-wise (In stone carving there are no “v” or veining tools as in wood carving; points do this job.);and the rondel, a rounded curved tool used for concave carving; the cutting edge is a round bevel.

Weber Artist Scultping Tool Wire End Metal
The Museum® Artist Sculpting Tools represent the finest of its kind with attention to detail and craftsmanship. Each handcrafted tool was ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand to insure smooth effortless results. Both boxwood and wire-end collections are available in 15cm and 20cm sizes and in an extensive range of sizes for any task.
Wood Carving Tools

Wood carving (in Sculpture) and wood working (in cabinet and furniture making)are two entirely different fields. Although they are similar in many regards, the tools for each are not quite the same. In woodcarving, the bevels on the different tools will have a thinner cutting edges. The steel grade, 1095C (a high carbon steel, tempered or heat treated to harden the steel so it will maintain a sharp edge), will range approximately .59 to .62 on the Rockwell Black Diamond hardness testing device. The handles on wood carving tools are also shorter in length than those in wood working.

The most popular styles of wood carving tools are: straight chisel, with a straight flat edge; straight gouge, with a curved cutting edge which will range in depth; short bent, with a small spoon-like dip used for quick deep cuts; long bent, which will make a long deep cut; straight skew, with a diagonal cutting edge; parting tool or veiner, which is a furrowing tool with a cutting edge that looks like a “v”; and fish tail which flares out on the left and right tips like the tail of a fish. These tools are available with cutting edges in different sizes ranging from 1/8" to 1".

In addition to the individual wood carving tools, some other carving implements include: a mallet for striking the individual tool; sharpening stones for honing the tool blades when dull; handheld tools for chip carving or relief work; and carving knives for finishing and detailing work as well as chip carving.

Carving sets come pre-assembled and offer the novice a convenient way to get the individual tools needed for a particular project. A good basic set should include a mallet; sharpening stone; rasp as well as individual tools.

Weber Museum Artist Sculpting Tool Boxwood

The Museum® Artist Sculpting Tools represent the finest of its kind with attention to detail and craftsmanship. Each handcrafted tool was ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand to insure smooth effortless results. Both boxwood and wire-end collections are available in 15cm and 20cm sizes and in an extensive range of sizes for any task.