Mallets and Hammers

The hammer is a much maligned tool, perceived by many as simply a blunt instrument. Here at Alec Tiranti, we know nothing could be further from the truth.


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Our Sculpt Nouveau Products

Patina is a word used to describe the effects of the process of ageing metals by, the change in the chemical composition of the surface of an object over time. These changes are identified by variations in the texture and colour of the surface material, and specifically, include layers of oxide which build up on that material.


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An Overview of our Jesmonite Products

Jesmonite has become a firm favourite with users worldwide and with good reason: since the acrylic-modified gypsum composite was first formulated in the 1980s, the advantages which set Jesmonite apart as a sculpting medium have captured the imagination of artists and craftspeople in a wide range of fields.


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All About Our Ceramics and Pottery

When it comes to ceramics and pottery, Alec Tiranti have over 120 years of industry experience, supplying the best products to artists in the UK and beyond. We offer a wide variety of pottery clays and other materials, glazes, potters wheels, tools, kilns and other accessories.


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An Overview of Stone Carving Tools

Many of the tools used for stone carving have designs and principles dating from the earliest of times, Stonemasonry transfers principles of woodcarving into carving shapes and designs into stone of all types.


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Tools for Restoration and Finishing

One of the most exciting stages of creating a sculpture, model or something similar, is the ultimate stage where you complete the finishing.


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Sculpt Nouveau

Experimenting with Patinas. https://tiranti.co.uk/product-category/restoration-finishing/sculpt-nouveau/ Achieving different finishes with metals is always great fun to do – Sculpt Nouveau Patina products allow this to be done safely and simply.       Applying patina products is great fun and really effective – all of the above were done cold and at room temperature.


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Studio Furniture and Armatures –

Studio Furniture and Armatures – Modified Student Stand (an example of how Tiranti can help customers): Our extensive range of Modelling Stands, includes our metal Sketch and Student stands – robust, easy to use and lightweight. The aluminium folding legs give a very stable working platform for a variety of student modelling applications. You can … Continue reading “Studio Furniture and Armatures –”


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Mouldmaking

Sculpting tools and equipment where the foundation of the Alec Tiranti’s trade over a century ago, and they remain at the core of our business today. Few pleasures compare to adding the finishing touches to a finely crafted artwork, as unique as it is beautiful. However, if an artist is called upon to produce further examples of an existing design, a dilemma arises.


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Casting

Casting is the process of using a mould to replicate its features, whereby a positive reproduction is taken from the negative of the mould. Beginners will want to start by using basic casting plaster to craft their products, but it is also possible to use heated wax or a low melt alloy, as well as using resins to chemically activate it.


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Modelling Tools

Here at Alec Tiranti, we have a wide variety of modelling tools that are perfect for sculptors. Although such tools are mostly used with clay, we have a range of categories, which includes an extensive collection of clay modelling tools, as well as those for wax.


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Stone Carving

Stone is a material famous for being hard-wearing, and as a result it has played an important part in human history. Most of the oldest relics of human civilization from around the world are stone articles, be they tools, weapons, or artistic pieces like figurines.


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