Required Material List:

  • Basic sculpting tool set (some basic tools will be made available in class)

  • Plastic (trash bags, wrap) for keeping piece moist

  • Rags (to moisten and cover work at end of sculpting sessions)

  • Newspaper (for storing pieces on)

 

Recommended Material list

  • Texture and finishing tool set

  • Bamboo or metal shish kabob sticks

  • Drawing paper and drawing materials of your choice (for initial figure sketching and planning stage)

See below for examples and details (hover over pictures)

Ceramics Tools Basics
Ceramics Tools Basics

Basic must have set (ribs, wooden tool, trimming tool, needle tool, wire-cutter, sponge)

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Ceramics Tools Texture
Ceramics Tools Texture

Good for texture work and trimming on the wheel

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Wooden Sculpting Tools
Wooden Sculpting Tools

Important when you start the sculpture.

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Fine Metal Sculpting Tools
Fine Metal Sculpting Tools

Important for finishing and detailing your sculpture.

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Texture Tool
Texture Tool

Important for surface inspection of your sculpture.

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Fetting Knife
Fetting Knife

Cutting and sculpting tool.

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Wire Cutter
Wire Cutter

Cuts through clay

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Scraping/ trimming Tool
Scraping/ trimming Tool

Important for hollowing out thick clay areas and removal of excess surface clay on sculpture.

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Skewers
Skewers

Used as temporary armature structure and support of thinner areas.

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Metal Skewers (stainless steel)
Metal Skewers (stainless steel)

Used as temporary armature structure and support of thinner areas.

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Newspaper
Newspaper

For storing pieces and preventing them from sticking.

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Drawing Materials
Drawing Materials

Charcoal or China Marker for quick sketching.

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Paper_3
Paper_3

Low cost paper for sketches and studies.

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Rags
Rags

Old cotton T-shirts or sheets work well to moisten down and wrap your figure with to keep the clay damp.

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