Preferred by professional sculptors, Plastilina (also referred to as plasteline, plasticium, and plasticine) is an oil- and wax-based clay modeling material. Permanently pliable because of its wax and oil ingredients, Plastilina is used as a modeling material only and cannot be fired in any way. In addition, the material cannot be made permanent; therefore, if you are looking to reproduce your piece, be prepared to make a mold and cast of the piece.
There are 3 basic grades of Plastilina:
Professional Grade – this pliable clay commonly contains sulfur in order to make a smoother, more homogeneous texture. Our popular ROMA Plastilina® is one. However, in response to the demand for a non-sulfur professional grade Plastilina, Sculpture House developed PRIMA® Plastilina.
School Grade – also known as amateur- grade plastilina and does not contain sulfur. Frequently used for Claymation and advertising.
Industrial Grade – very hard modeling plastilina that is used by designers in the auto motive field. It is typically not available to the retail customer.
Manufactured here in the US, Sculpture House offers both Professional Grade Plastilina (ROMA® and PRIMA®) as well as School Grade Plastilina (Jolly King® Plasteline) for the consumer.