A few months ago at the craft store, I purchased several cake decorating tools that I thought would be perfect to use in clay. A group of tools that's seen a lot of use lately is a Fondant Paste Tool Set that I use to make the face details on the "Souls." Another is a Spiral Pattern Roller that I roll onto some of the slab blankets of the sculptures. Though I prefer natu
ral materials, especially wood, the precise details cut into the plastic tips of the Fondant tools are hard to replicate. I took a quick picture of some of my tools (after their bath) I used this week -all clean if only for the moment! Another tool I love the feel of is my navy blue French Silicone Rolling Pin, (also in the photo) I got from Seattle Pottery Supply. I was taught early by my folks to take care of those things around me, no matter how small. Sometimes I listened to their advice, and well, other times... Thank goodness I valued and did take care of most of my old art supplies. One of the best wooden trim tools is from a set that my parents had to buy me for a high school ceramics class. I've never seen one quite like it, fits my hand perfectly and the wood is smooth and has an oil patina from age. Whenever I go to use it, it's like meeting an old friend.