Tool used to carve wood. It looks like an axe but with a perpendicular edge to the handle. It's used to rough out the sculpture.
It is a compound obtained from a family of brown algae, laminarias or fucus, which is used in particular for the realization of moldings of parts of the body because it is natural and respectful for the skin and the mucous membranes.
Carborundums or carbos
When using a silicone by condensation, the use of a catalyst is necessary to provoke the taking of the silicone. Catalysts are classified according to their time of taking which can be of 6 hours or 24 hours.
Chisel or flat chisel
Tool used to carve wood or stone with a straight flat edge. In stone carving it's generally used after the tooth Chisel and in wood carving after the gouge, to remove the peaks and troughs left from the previously used tools.
Working on wood or stone directly, whithout using any enlargement or reproduction technique.
Tool used to carve wood or stone wich has the shape of a curved chisel. Gouges are classified by sweep and large of their edge. There's also bent gouges.
Scupture where the volume is on a background and represents more than 50% of the subject. The high relief is therefore not linked to the deepth of the relief, but to the proportion of the subject getting out of the background.
Leather consistency indicates the consistency of a clay which began to dry but is not totally dry, it is supple under the finger but does not deform. The leather consistency is the moment suited for practise cuts on the clay or apply decorations before cooking.
Scupture where the volume is on a background and represents less than 50% of the subject. The low relief is therefore not linked to the deepth of the relief, but to the proportion of the subject getting out of the background.
Scupture where the volume is on a background and represents 50% of the subject. The medium relief is therefore not linked to the deepth of the relief, but to the proportion of the subject getting out of the background.
Large edge tool used in preliminary rough shaping blocks of stone. It allows to remove large quantities of stone with a natural shape break, not always straight...
Tool with a pointed head, used to carve stone. It's generally used to rough out the stone. The figure will then be created using the Tooth Chisel.
Porcelain or China
Sculpture created on a flat bottom, there are different kinds of reliefs like engraved reliefs, low reliefs, medium reliefs or high reliefs...
A sculpture is said "in the round" when every side of it is done and therefore the subject can be seen from every angle.
Skews have double diagonal cutting edge. They are useful to work in hard-to-reach angles.
A slip is a suspension in water of clay or other materials used in the production of ceramic ware.
Sculpture in the round depicting a human being or an animal from feet to head.
In molding, it is a thickening agent which makes the silicone less fluid and thus easier to apply on a vertical piece.
Tool with sharped tooth head. This tool is generally used after the point chisel to create the figure and before the flat chisel which will remove the peaks and troughs left from the previously used tools.
Tool with a deep V cutting edge, used in wood carving or engraving. V-parting tools are classified by their edge angle and width.