IsculptMember Since 03 Apr 2010
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After 15 years as a professional woodcarver, I've starting over by teaching myself to sculpt clay. As of 2012, I have been sculpting off and on for three years, so I'm still learning the limitations and capabilities of low-fire earthenware and paper clays. Since clay is heavier and more fragile than wood, I'm having to imagine new ways to achieve my design goals, but I'm enjoying the luxury of being able to "undo" my mistakes -- something ya can't do with wood!
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Hi. I'm pretty much a beginner myself, trying to learn. I wasn't a chisel/knife carver, I was a power carver using Foredom carving tools. I was self-taught, and I had a Foredom, so.....! I have ~ 25 clay carving tools and use only 6 or 7 most of the time, so I haven't been tempted to dull my handful of knives & chisels! I have used the Foredom on underfired clay with ...