Studio Equipment and Armatures: Everything You Need for the Perfect Studio

A creative studio needs the right equipment to bring your ideas to life, and luckily creating the perfect working environment inside of your studio is surprisingly easy. There are, however, a few essentials that you shouldn’t overlook as they are integral to the sculpting process.

Here, we shall talk you through the essential studio furniture and equipment that will make your studio space a true haven for creativity.

Armature supplies

Armature stand and wire

An armature provides an internal support to keep the clay from collapsing whilst you are working on its shape. Wire is fixed to the armature base to provide a supportive shape unique to your project. A good armature should provide structure and stability throughout the modelling process. Armature stands are available in a range of different sizes to cater to the scale of your modelling project.

Do I have to use an armature?

Some people prefer to work without an armature, which is perfectly okay, as there are plenty of other methods of providing support to your sculpture whilst modelling. It is possible to simply use Aluminium and copper wire without fixing it to a sculpture modelling stand, as this should be enough to provide ample support for certain modelling projects.

Bust pegs

A bust peg is an item designed to be fixed onto a modelling board or flat surface, acting as a support for a bust to be modelled from clay. The bust peg should not budge throughout your modelling process, providing a high level of support to your work.

Carving stands and carving benches

When modelling or carving heavy objects, it’s important that you have the correct type of stand to hold your structure to keep it protected from damage throughout the construction process. There are a variety of sizes and builds of carving stands available including carving turntables, each option varying in height and width to cater for every scale of project.

Pedestal bases

Once your project is complete, it’s time to display your masterpiece so it can get the attention it deserves! A pedestal base will allow you to display your finished product in style, adding the perfect final touch to your creation.

Get in contact

Here at Tiranti, we have many years of experience supplying our customers with an extensive range of high-quality tools, materials and equipment for carving, mould making, modelling and casting.

The items mentioned above are all available on our website, so please feel free take some time to browse and view our products in greater detail to find the modelling equipment most suitable for your needs. For more information, please visit our contact page where you can get in touch with us directly and we shall be happy to offer any advice that we can.

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