Techniques of Sculpture
|For some time, I have been answering various questions on the Usenet regarding techniques of art-making, mostly in regard to sculpture. Some of these replies are presented here, together with summaries of the questions that prompted them. All are for the private use of websurfers only, and any commercial reuse of these contents without my written permission is a violation of my copyright. Each is merely an opinion, mostly based on personal experience- please do not regard it as a complete guide to the subject it may address, and don't blame me if you try something I mention and it results in something going wrong in any degree from displeasing to catastrophic. If you have any (interesting) questions to ask, you may accost me in public - by posting a message in the usenet groups alt.sculpture, rec.arts.fine, or alt.artcom.
Burning Out Molds for Silver Casting; Shrinkage and What to Do About it
How do I soften bronze?
A Recipe for Plastiline Clay
Hand-building of Ceramic Sculpture: Armatures
What clays are suitable for sculpture?
What should I use to smooth out plastiline clay?
Is Sculpy good for figures?
Is Bondo good for sculpture?
Making Stamps and Impressions
Can Plaster be Modelled in Directly?
What is raku- how is it done?
Alternative SurfaceTreatments for Ceramics
Can I fire a solid clay bust?
How do you Work with Faience?
What is the difference between Clay and Slip?
Kilns- Gas, Electric, or Wood?
How are Clay Pipes Made?
Mosaics- the classical technique
What about Patinas for Steel?
Green Patinas on Non-ferrous Alloys
Making Home-made Paint
Solution to Acrylic Paint Drying Too Fast
How does one use gold leaf?
How can I make a plaster sculpture resemble bronze?
How to Use Concrete
Direct Methods of Creating Concrete Sculpture
How to Make Concrete Lawn Sculpture
How can I give concrete an interesting texture?
Making Mosaic Stepping Stones
Cheapest Molds fromClay Models
Alternatives to Polyester resin?
What is lost wax casting, and how is it done?
What can I do about air bubbles in my plaster castings?
What is "Cast Marble"?
What is better, acrylic or epoxy?
How do you take molds of living people?
Can I make a mold of my own face?
Forton MG- what's that?
What is meant by fossil ivory- can you carve it?
How do you work with amber?
Is soapstone safe to carve?
How can I cut a slab of stone?
Can I carve stone without a lot of tools?
Is green wood good for carving?
Foundations for Sculpture
Are Digital Prints Archival?
How Are Holograms Made?
How to make Sculpture in Papier Mache
What do you mean by "Sculpted Paint"?
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