Monthly Archives: September, 2017

Making a Clay Armature


I’ve been wanting to try my hand at clay portraiture for a while. I made a bust of myself in high school (the chin exploded in the kiln), but that was 30 years ago.

Here are the instructions for a homemade armature I designed and built. It cost me around $40 and uses materials you can get at most box-store hardware suppliers.

I’ll let you know when I’ve actually made the sculpture with it.

Make an Armature

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