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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Studio Furniture & Armatures

An artist’s studio is their sanctuary, a haven from a world of fickle and changeable tastes, a place where they can fully express themselves without distraction.


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Ceramics & Pottery Overview

Pottery is it one of the oldest crafts in human history; ceramic artefacts are of key importance to archaeologists when determining the age and cultural identity of a given site. This is because techniques and styles have developed progressively over time and in different parts of the world, to the end that each period and culture has its own identifying marks.


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Sundries and Health & Safety

We love the artistic process; creating something new, beautiful and inspiring where there was nothing before; however, it’s important that no one should ever have to suffer for their art. We all want to live long, healthy lives, and enjoy the fruits of our labours for many years to come.


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Clear Cast Resin Paperweight

Clear Cast Resin Paperweight By Matt Passingham I’ve worked with polyester resins in the past, but having never tried an embedding before I decided to try one out. David, our new manager, asked if I would be willing to make a paperweight from sugar butterflies his wife was using on a cake for an upcoming wedding, … Continue reading “Clear Cast Resin Paperweight”


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Restoration and Finishing

Achieving a satisfactory finish on any sculpture, model or other piece is critical to the success of the project. Here at Alec Tiranti, we stock a wide range of tools and products which will allow you to realize the effect you’re searching for without compromising on quality and visual effect.


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Files and Abrasives

Files are one of the oldest known tools, with some historians being of the belief that the use of stones as filing instruments predates even their use as knives and axes. In those early days, a piece of sandstone would have been very effective in smoothing and shaping a piece of wood into an instrument or tool.


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Getting Started with Woodcarving

At Alec Tiranti, we stock all the essential equipment needed for woodcarving. We are proud to sell hand-forged tools, made from a special alloy steel, heat-treated for excellent edge-holding ability. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a woodcarving novice, we have all the tools it takes to get started at your work desk.


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Some Useful Pottery Tools for Beginners

If you’re new to the world of pottery and ceramics, you might be feeling a bit confused by all the equipment available to you. You might be wondering what each item is for and which pottery materials are truly necessary for your project. To help you get started with your first project, we have created a quick guide as to which pottery equipment is most useful for beginners who are still building their tool set.


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Which Materials Should I Use for Mould Making?

Mould making is the process of producing a negative impression of an object which is used to create a permanent reproduction. This might be done for a number of reasons including for dental and medical work, for special effects, model kits or sculpture.


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