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MODELING CLAY

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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.

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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

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