Maintaining A Healthy, Safe Studio
-- Daniel Smith, manufacturer and supplier of fine artists' materials, addresses this very important topic.
International Sculpture Center
-- Provides a wide range of resources. One of our favorites is the "Destinations" section which lets you know where you can go to see sculpture anywhere in the world.
Techniques of Sculpture
-- Andrew Werby answers questions about modeling, carving, metalworking, casting, concrete, surface treatments and more.
-- The National Sculpture Society provides links to: equipment & materials, foundries, organizations, schools, and services.
-- Lists resources related to sculpture on and off the internet; includes a sculptors' job search.
David Neat's Model-making
-- David Neat, author of Model-making: Materials and Methods, shares his tips from years of working in the field of design model-making and small-scale sculpture. The site includes detailed descriptions of materials as well as a variety of step-by-step tutorials covering model-making, mouldmaking and casting, and other form-making techniques.
Anne Cox's Assemblages
-- An interview with Anne Cox, a sculptor who combines society's discarded debris to create expressive and symbolic assemblages of our culture's pressures, desires, and beliefs.
Smooth-On Product Tutorials
-- Instructional videos and step-by-step photo tutorials for lifecasting, model making, concrete casting, sculpture projects, and more.
Casts and Molds
-- Andrew Werby answers questions about various materials and methods for creating casts and molds.
Metalworking Techniques & Resources:
-- ArtMetal is the oldest and largest artistic metalworking site on the web. They are dedicated to the promotion and education of fine craftsmanship in all metal disciplines.
Stone Carving Techniques & Resources:
Stone Carving Tutorial
-- Mark Carroll gives an overview of the most popular stones for carving, the hand tools and pneumatic tools used, and a brief course on stone carving techniques.
How to carve marble, limestone, soapstone and alabaster sculptures
-- Shane Smith describes the techniques used in creating stone sculptures: carving, sanding, polishing, and mounting.
Concrete Techniques & Resources:
-- Andrew Goss shares detailed guidelines and recipes for using portland cement concrete for small scale art projects.
Concrete and Plaster
-- Sculptor Andrew Werby discusses techniques for sculpting with concrete and plaster.
Wood Carving Techniques & Resources:
Wood Carving Tutorial
-- Mark Carroll gives an overview of the types of wood for carving, the tools used, and the techniques used in the wood carving process.
The Carving Path Tutorials
-- The Carving Path forum posts wood carving tutorials and tips from several different artists.
-- FAQs, reviews of tools, and more.
Sculpture in Wood
-- Scroll down to "Tutorials" for Caril Chasens' advice on woodcarving.
NightWing Enterprises: Fine Art Wood Sculpture by Ray Cologon
-- Cologon utilises precious and exotic woods to create exquisitely detailed turned and carved wood art. His work is evocative and timeless and explores metaphysical themes.
Figurative Wood Sculpture by Stefanie Rocknak
-- Includes images of works in progress.
-- Lora Irish provides free online tutorials and projects for wood carving.
Bill Sharp's Nuts and Bolts of Wood Carving
-- Advice for new carvers or those interested in carving. Reccomendations for tools, techniques, and finishing.
Clay Techniques & Resources:
Clay Sculpting Guide
-- Peter Holland, an experienced professional ceramic artist and sculptor specialising in bone-china production, provides online lessons with step-by-step explanations of sculpting techniques.
Sculpting and Model Building with Polymer Clays
-- Dan Perez provides sculpting advice and tips (see the Workshop page). The articles on Moldmaking & Casting are particularly thorough with lots of great pictures.
Tips and Techniques
-- Katherine Dewey shares techniques for sculpting in polymer clay. The section on "Proportioning the Human Figure" is helpful for artists intersted in sculpting the figure.
Pottery Clay in Sculpting
-- Andrew Werby dicusses ceramic pottery clay as a medium for sculpture, providing tips for creating armatures, firing the clay, and adding surface treatments such as glazes, underglazes, and overglazes.
Glass Techniques & Resources:
-- Frequently asked questions from the rec.crafts.glass newsgroup.
-- Fusing rules and firing instructions from Delphi along with a list of supplies and resources.