Art to Art’s range of affordable and durable clay tools are great for a variety of modelling techniques. Choose from trusted brands including Mont Marte, Sculpey and K2.
We stock a range of popular clay modelling tools, some including:
Carving blades: perfect for carving and cutting clay, and creating textured marks.
Angled tools: great for flattening areas in hard to reach areas.
Modelling knives: great for shaping, smoothing and sculpting clay.
Stylus tools: used to create fine details in clay models and for dot painting.
Needle pointers: great for placing delicate objects, fine details and making holes.
Wire cutters: ideal for cutting slabs of clay with ease.
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What tools are needed for sculpting clay?
It all depends on what you’re looking to create! For beginners, we recommend using the following tools:
What are the main methods of moulding clay?
There are three popular methods used for sculpting clay, these include:
Pinching method: This is a method using just your hands, where you press the clay with your thumbs to create objects.
Coiling method: This is where an artist will use different tools to create shapes and objects.
Slab method: This is where smooth slabs of clay are formed around shapes or moulds and cut using a tool.
What is the best tool to create designs in the clay?
It depends what kind of details you’re looking to create! If you want to create fine details, we recommend using a needle pointer tool or a stylus tool. You can also use modelling knives and craving blades to create textures and details.
How do I clean clay sculpting tools?
The best way to clean your tools is by washing them off with water and leaving them out to fully air dry. To increase the life of your tools and prevent rinsing and cracking, we recommend lightly coating them with linseed oil.