If you are sculpting with more than 5 lbs. of Plastilina, moist clay or other sculpting medium, an armature is a necessity to serve as the internal support frame for your piece since the modeling material cannot support itself.
Of all the head armatures we offer, the head-bust armature is the most widely used and includes the head, neck and portion of the shoulders (bust). Our 24" head-bust armature is constructed of strong, yet pliable, aluminum wire that is supported with a heavy duty steel post and cross bar that makes up the lower portion of the bust.
This non-corrosive and non-staining wire armature is securely attached to a base of melamine. Two additional support boards are attached to the bottom of the base to support the extra weight of clay.
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.
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