Updated March 13, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Clay Sculpting Tools

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in October of 2017. Clay sculpting is an art form that demands different techniques, which is why any hobbyist is going to need a variety of tools in order to achieve their desired designs. But buyers should also consider a product's durability and efficacy in addition to overall diversity, which we kept in mind when putting together our selection. We've made sure to add some budget-friendly options, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best clay sculpting tool on Amazon.

10. Comiart Hole Cutters

9. HTS Spatula/Chisel Set

8. Meuxan 8 Piece Ball Stylus

7. eBoot 11 Piece Pottery Set

6. SE 4PT6 Ribbon

5. Wincan 30 Piece

4. Kemper Mini Ribbon Set

3. Sculpt Pro 15 Piece Deluxe

2. Arteza Set of 42

1. Skilled Crafter Clay Tools

Editor's Notes

March 08, 2019:

Buying clay sculpting tools can quickly become a black hole, as there are so many that do so many different things — it's hard to ever have enough. But we've made sure to keep a well-rounded sampling here, featuring several sets that will serve beginners well. These include the Arteza Set of 42, the Sculpt Pro 15 Piece Deluxe, and the Skilled Crafter Clay Tools. They all include quite a few double-sided pieces that allow for seemingly endless methods of expressing creativity. For the pro, we added the Kemper Mini Ribbon Set, which comes from one of the top names in tools for ceramic arts. This particular set does not disappoint, offering sturdiness and the knurled grip that makes work fly by, but you should expect to pay for this quality. And, last but not least, we decided to leave the Comiart Hole Cutters. They'll certainly help you make nice, tidy holes, but it should be said that they're not the easiest to clean.

Melissa Harr
Last updated on March 13, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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