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Various different types of clay are used in product design. Clay is a naturally expressive and sculptural medium, easily manipulated by hand and simple tools. For complex and organic forms it is often the modelmaking material of choice.


Clay is often the material of choice to develop highly complex organic forms, such as this helmet by Alan Okamura for the Spanish bicycle-gear company Spiuk. The helmet clay model was made using styling clay, which can also be painted.

Types of Clay

Plasticine Clay

Plasticine ...

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