Clay Slab Relief

Photo on 12-5-15 at 10.17 AM


1) What are 3 key differences between working with clay and wood for relief sculpture? (What are you able to do with clay that you cannot do with wood?)

First of all, for wood you have to use many different tools to carve out the background or to carve the foreground. However, with clay you can use your hands to mold your foreground unlike wood. Second of all, for wood it is quite a hard material but for clay it is soft and easily moldable. Third of all, for wood you have wood it is harder since if you push the tool a bit too far you can’t exactly go back or cover it. For clay if you mess up you could just blend it or cover it with more clay. So overall clay is easier to use than wood, but it is easier to show texture with wood.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *