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By E. J. Gold

ISBN-10: 0895562588

ISBN-13: 9780895562586

Fantastically illustrated with tutorial pictures, this guidebook enables artists of all levels to create their personal unique clay sculptures. subject matters lined contain step by step tactics on easy methods to choose an armature, clay program, tips about which instruments to exploit, and proposals for casting accomplished sculptures.

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And you want to have a concrete floor and to avoid tracking clay all over the house you want to have a pair of shoes just for the sculpture area, and then get out of those studio-only shoes before you walk around the house. You want a special pair of shoes just for your sculpture area. 35 This is a wire cutter; you use this to cut large clay blocks. It's called a wire cutter because it's made of a piece of wire that is strung between two dowels. We use it to cut clay. 00 from Sculpture House in New Jersey.

00 from Sculpture House in New Jersey. 36 Here is a homemade guitar "E" string or a piano-wire cutter to cut the clay brick into smaller more manageable chunks. Never use The Tool, meaning your wood tool, to chop big pieces of clay. 37 Clay is what you call mud, the kind you step in in crossing a stream. They reduce it with heat, take out the water and replace the water with mineral oil to make Roma Plastilina, the professional sculptor’s choice for modeling sculpture. Building a sculpture out of clay is correctly called “modeling”.

41 This is about the right thickness of a slab cut. Note that it's best to cut the brick on the short side, not lengthwise. 42 You're starting to get into body contact with the clay, to actually get into one-to-one relationship with the medium to have a tactile relationship with the clay and a tactile relationship with the armature. That is very important because actually sculpture is a tactile art. You can't get any more hands-on than sculpture except, perhaps, in turned or built pottery or in the form of finger painting.

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