If you are interested in taking up a hobby there are many that you can choose from. One that is quite popular is clay sculpture. If you have some artistic talents then this particular hobby will be a great way to display this.
Once you have gathered up all of the supplies you will need for this then you will be ready to begin your first exciting project. Like anything it should begin with a plan or vision of what you want your piece to be. You may want to start by putting pen to paper and sketching the piece first so you have a blueprint to follow with your clay sculpture.
Next, you have to get used to working with the clay which must be of the right consistency. You can test this by rolling a small cylinder of clay out between your hands. Then bend the cylinder and if its bends easily with no cracks it should be ready to use. If it doesn’t then its too dry and you will need to work a small amount of water into the clay.
You have several options when it comes to working with the clay. You could use a potter’s wheel, or you could use some type of form, and you can even work freehand. You will need to make this decision based on the finished piece you are working towards.
After practicing with clay sculpture you may want to consider taking some classes so you can learn some of the techniques that go with this type of hobby. Even though you will be relying on your artistic talents you need to know the different ways that you can achieve certain looks. It will also help you to become familiar with working with the different tools that you will need to rely on.