Tools & Accessories
Check out our fabulous selection of tools and accessories at Spotlight and always have the right gadget for the job. If you love to mould and model, our superb collection of top-quality tools and accessories will help you to achieve a professional finish. Create 3D sculptures, intricate details with cutters and blades, handcrafted jewellery with our range of pliers, crimpers and more. Unleash your creativity and get crafting with tools and accessories here, available now at Spotlight's great value prices.
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Basic Clay Sculping Tools You Need To Add To Your Collection
When you start sculpting with clay, you will need a number of tools to create your masterpieces. But what do you do if you are just getting started with sculpting? If you are curious which tools you need to get started, be sure to check out our clay sculpting tool recommendations below.
What Is The First Tool I Need For Clay Sculpting?
One of the first tools you will acquire is the so-called wire-end modelling tool. Wire-end tools are actually used to cut the clay, so the types of wire-end tools you obtain will depend heavily on the type of clay you are working with. For example, if you work with roman casting wax, you will need something a little sharper than the tool you use for most other clay types.
There are many variations on the basic wire-end tools. You can encounter single wire end tools, double wire, soft-round, sharpened, heavily sharpened and a whole bunch more. When in doubt, always read the product description to make sure that your wire-end tool is suitable for the clay you are working with.
What Is The Second Tool I Need For Clay Sculpting?
When you work a lot with water-based materials or some good ceramic clay, then you need some wooden sculpting tools as well. There are a variety of wooden sculpting tools that are used to sculpt and manipulate clay.
Since wooden sculpting tools come in various sizes, shapes, and designs, it is usually recommended to obtain a combination of these wooden tools. It is likely that you will experiment with different styles and techniques as a beginner, so getting a nice selection of round, straight, and even serrated wooden tools should certainly help you.
What Is The Third Tool I Need For Clay Sculpting?
We already mentioned wire and wooden tools for sculpting purposes, but there is another material you should consider, more specifically carbon steel. Carbon steel can be used for various types of clay, this includes wax, plaster, moist ceramic clay, and more. You can use these tools for cutting, texturing, detailing, and even finishing.
What Is The Fourth Tool I Need for Clay Sculpting?
Our next suggestion is not as much of a tool as it is a product you might use regularly for your sculptures. The product we are talking about is Bake and Bond, which is a special adhesive that is used for materials such as clay, paper, wood, and even canvas.
Bake and Bond is commonly used on polymer clay, mainly when it is being baked. When working with this material, it is important to remember that the Bake and Bond will only work with it is baked, so you will need an oven to benefit from this product.
What Is The Fifth Tool I Need For Clay Sculpting?
At Spotlight, we have a special tool all sculptors should have, The Sculpey 5-In-1 Clay Tool. With this convenient little tool, you can have your shaping, detailing, texturing, and cutting tools all in one convenient place. All you need to do is switch the head on the tool and you're done. If you do not like too much clutter around the sculpting room, then this brilliant tool is an amazing addition to your collection.
What Is the Sixth Tool For Clay Sculpting?
When you want to add a bit more dimension to your clay project, but struggle to find the right tools to do the job, you should consider some metal cutters from our range. We have metal cutters in various shapes, this can range from stars to tear drops. So, instead of struggling with your regular tools, our metal cutters will make the job a whole lot easier for you.
Clay Tools Available At Spotlight
Spotlight has one of the most extensive collections of clay tools, this goes from the metal cutters to the all-in-one sculpting tools. We also provide a range of clay, which ensures you have everything you need to create the sculptures you envision.
For more information about all our products, feel free to check out our extensive catalogue. Also, do not forget to check out our other crafting materials and tools, also available for an amazing price.