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The integrity of your clay modeling project depends on a strong interior armature(inner wire framework) to hold the weight of moist clay, Plastilina or other sculpting materials that would not otherwise support itself. Sculpture House’s strong, fully adjustable 12” figure wire armature is strong yet completely pliable, making it the perfect choice among professional sculptors.
Hand-crafted from non-staining, pliable almaloy (aluminum) wire with a backiron made of sturdy steel. Secured to a base of formica over heavy gauge plywood.
If using moist (ceramic/pottery) clay, please note, the armature cannot be put in a kiln during firing. The clay will shrink but the wire will not, resulting in cracking and/or breakage. We suggest using a wet and twisted newspaper armature as the paper will burn off during firing; or a wax armature as the wax will melt during firing.