We rarely cover the tools we use for fine sculpture in clay so here is a photo of the tools Andrew is using on his current commission – 2 x 9ft figures for a building restoration project.
He is using over 20 different types of tool. It is impossible to buy these tools anymore. Nearly all of these are made by Andrew himself.
The sculptor’s tools are as varied and important as brushes and palette knives are to a painter. At the moment we produce a limited range of sculpture tools made from Boxwood in 6 sizes ranging from detail blades through to the largest tools to deal with sculptures life-size and above. Available from our on-line shop.
Unfortunately, these days, pottery tools are sold as sculpture tools – contributing to a general ‘dumbing down’ of sculpture knowledge and skill. It is an aspect of the industry that is simply not taught anymore and is why we are sharing this vital information.