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Intro to Sculpting Tools and Materials with Eric Michael Wilson

Intro to Sculpting Tools and Materials
Welcome to the World of Sculpting! Get a thorough introduction to essential tools, materials, and more to begin your sculpting journey

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Eric Michael Wilson
Modeling & Sculpture
2h 22m 31s

In this lesson, master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson takes you on a thorough overview of essential tools and materials for sculpting in clay. You will learn about different types of tools, and the idea behind their use. You will learn about the advantages and drawbacks of different types of clays and general approaches for working with them. You’ll also get some practical advice on how to build your own clay warmer and how to create you own tools, giving you a limitless supply of tools to last you through your entire sculpting career.


  • Kemper Wood Modeling Tools
  • 8″ Chef’s Knife
  • Kemper Trimmer Knife
  • Flat Palette Knife
  • Large and Small Wire Cutting Tools
  • 3 1/2″ Synthetic Silk Sponge
  • Natural Sea Sponge
  • Momenta Sponge Dabber
  • Flexible Rubber and Steel Palettes
  • Kemper Rake Tools
  • Kemper Wire End Tools
  • Kemper Ball Stylus Tools
  • Harbor Freight Horsehair Bristle Brushes
  • Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Long Handle Brushes
  • Color/Clay Shapers
  • Paint Stirrers
  • Toothpicks
  • 2″ Chip Brush
  • 3/16″, 1/8″ and 18 gauge Aluminum Wire
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Aluminum Ferrules
  • J-Mac Clay
  • Chavant Clay NSP Hard
  • J-Mac Classic Clay
  • Roma Plastilina No. 1
  • Aardvark Clay Mocha Blend
  • Laguna EM-217 WED Clay
  • 100 Grit Sandpaper
  • 60 Grit Sandpaper
  • 3M Super 77 Adhesive Spray
  • Disk Sander
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • 3/8″ Wood Dowel
  • Electric Drill
  • IRWIN Quick Grip Clamps
  • Modeling Stand for Sculpting
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