Easy conditioning clay
The clays described here are all polymer clays. I've categorized them here because
of their easy conditioning quality. This means you don't have to knead them real
long and hard before you can use them. They're softer than the polymer clays in
the 'more durable' category. I know, this is all a bit subjective, but I'm only
trying to give an overview of the types of clay available to make it easier for
you to find 'that special clay you were looking for all your life'.
Brands in this category are Creall-Term, Cernit and
Sculpey. I have only tried Creall-Term myself so I'll comment on that in detail.
Creallterm is a soft clay mostly used for creating dolls. Ria Odijk, a Dutch doll-creator,
helped develop this clay after using Fimo for some years. This means it really has some
qualities that sets it apart from clays like Fimo.
I think it's the fact that it doesn't crumble that makes it so suitable for creating
faces, hands, etc. It's also very soft so you can smooth it out easily, creating
really smooth faces. I've used this clay for creating the
Giger sculpture. Because of the smooth quality of the clay,
I did had some trouble with the hard rectangular shapes and the details of the sculpture.
That's why I think it's not really suitable for creating small, detailed sculptures.
||Not for small details
||Soft, tends to meld in your hand