What Kind of clay do you use?
I use polymer clay for every project. Specifically Sculpey brand “Super Sculpey” in original, medium blend, or firm.
What kind of paints do you use?
I use acrylic paints, FolkArt brand is my favorite.
Do you paint your sculpture before or after you bake it?
I paint it after I bake it.
How many times can you “pre-bake” a sculpture?
For me personally, I pre-bake as many times I need to and at the full time and temperature recommended by the manufacturer on my box of clay. I don’t think I have ever baked a sculpture more than five times though.
For how long and at what temperature do you bake your sculpture?
For pretty much everything I make from Super Sculpey, I bake it for 20-22 minutes at 275º F in my home oven.
Do you varnish your sculptures when you’re done painting?
Yes, even if I don’t show it in my YouTube videos, I varnish every sculpture with an acrylic brush on matte finish.
Do you take commissions?
I just recently closed my online shop and custom orders in order to pursue my YouTube channel. I am unsure when or if I’ll be opening it again unfortunately.
Do you sell the sculptures you make on YouTube?
At this time, no I do not. I’ve spent the last 5 years selling everything I’ve ever made and it’s nice to be able to hold onto these sculpts.
Will you ever sell anything again?
Yes! I plan to sell resin copies of my work and perhaps even sell handmade smaller pieces in the future.
My sculptures keep cracking, what am I doing wrong?
This could be caused by a few different things. The most common being air trapped beneath the surface of the clay, baking at too high of a temperature or for too long, or not having an armature that can properly support the clay.
I keep burning my sculptures, what am I doing wrong?
Always follow the instructions provided by the clay manufacturer on the back of your box to clay. Baking at a higher temperature than what is suggested will result in scorching the clay 99.9999% of the time. Baking for too long can also burn your clay.