How to Create Your Own Sculpting Tools

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Introduction to Clay Sculpting
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Welcome to traditional sculpting! I hope you are excited to jump into the world of sculpting in clay, and I am happy to help you along; show you some tricks and get you up close and personal with the materials and tools you need to do the job! This is a basic introductory course in which we will check out the difference between the most popular sculpting mediums to learn the pros and cons. That should help you decide on what material to buy so you can sculpt along and try some of the techniques I will show you in later courses. I will explain the most common types of sculpting tools and show you how you can easily make your own tools that are perfectly suited to the job at hand. We also will be looking at wire armatures, what they are and when you use them, and then we will take a quick look at what types of molds you can make, and what materials there are to create a permanent copy of your clay original. There will also be a crash course in materials science - which applies to molding rubbers and casting materials - that will explain some of the common terminology associated with these materials to help you understand what this gibberish means when you go out and buy these materials.

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I studied at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne and graduated with honors in 2010. Ever since moving to the US the same year I have honed my sculpting skills and thoroughly enjoy "making things". Currently I'm a sculptor for maquette sculptures and I create limited edition resin kits that I sell on my website. And to top it all off nicely I am now having the pleasure of giving back to others interested in sculpture by sharing my techniques with you here on CG Cookie!
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