This is a complete step-by-step guide for sculpting in a wide range of media. Clear photographic sequences show how to model with clay, plaster, and papier mache; select and use wood and stone for carving; make armatures and molds for building and casting. Discover how to use color and create a variety of surface effects and finishes. All tools and equipment are clearly explained and you find helpful advice on setting up a studio as well as essential information on safe working practices.This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in their workshops, and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced sculptors.Along with descriptions of the tools and techniques used for sculpting, readers will find examples of projects by accomplished sculptors. Following these examples, new artists can learn techniques while adjusting the projects to their own styles. These projects include people, animals, nature, objects, and more.