How to Wrap a Styrofoam Pear Shape with Cold Porcelain

Many air-dry clay projects call for Styrofoam shapes as armatures for figure modeling. We've featured a few different videos (see Labels "Styrofoam") showing the proper way to wrap a Styrofoam ball with cold porcelain (without getting cracks or trapped air).     In this video, Marisol Romero shows us how to wrap a ball that includes extra cold porcelain at each end....making an oval shape from the round ball.

Pear shapes are often used to form torso of clay figure.  Sometimes we need to model objects as oval or egg shapes. In these cases we use the technique of wrapping round ball and adding an extension.  This technique is also important when modeling a lemon or character faces (with long muzzle), or the body of a duck or a goose or other critters with pear-shaped torsos.

Video narration is in Spanish, but even if you don't understand the language you should be able to follow along. Marisol clearly and carefully shows each step.

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