Norman Thibeault (norman)

1 answer · asked · Lesson: Working with Alcohol Lamps & Torches · Course: Sculpting Basics

I have questions about armatures. How do you remove clay from armatures? Like monster clay I want to reuse. Does the armat...

I have questions about armatures. How do you remove clay from armatures? Like monster clay I want to reuse. Does the armature stand become part of final sculpture?
  • crew
    Hey Norman! Monster Clay - like all non-hardening clays - can be reused. You simply pry the clay off the armature once you're done molding your piece. The armature does not become part of the final sculpture, unless you don't want to make a mold but want to keep the sculpture, then obviously the armature will remain encased in the clay. If you use Polymer Clay or an air dry medium, which transforms into a permanent sculpture either by being baked or by being exposed to air, then with those mediums the armature will become part of the final piece. Lisa