Sculpting tools for polymer clay

jan_17The creation of sculptures in polymer clay is a time consuming work that requires high precision. The difference in creating three-dimensional things – unlike paintings and drawings – is that what you create should be viewed from all the possible angles, from different sides, from above and below.

Furthermore, the horse sculptures I create are relatively small. Therefore, I have a set of tools that I use. Some I have made myself, others I have found in kitchen drawers, some are traditional clay tools and some are developed specifically for use with polymer clay.
You see some of them in the picture above. With these, I can make different structures, cut away excess clay, smooth the surface and much more.
For the most complicated work, I use a desk lamp with built-in magnifier.

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