Armature Wires

Armature Wires

Armature Wires

Sam Flax carries an assortment of Armature Wire. 

An armature provides the internal foundation on which to build your sculpture. Much like our own human skeletal system is the framework which keeps us standing in an upright position, an armature is used to keep the artist's clay from collapsing, while also protecting the integrity of any outward extensions, such as thin limbs or legs. Truly, the most disheartening experience a clay sculptor can have is to create the ideal form, only to have his project fail due to the lack of a sturdy frame.

Although it can be made from a variety of materials, such as wood or steel, the (almaloy) aluminum wire armature is the superior choice due to the following features:

  • non-corrosive, lightweight, fully pliable, and non-staining

In addition to the pre-formed armatures, many sculptors choose to construct their own out of armature wire. When selecting this wrapping wire for clay modeling, the artist should look for a wire that is lightweight and strong, yet fully flexible, the key features of armatures themselves.

And don’t forget the wire must be able to withstand corrosion. Why is this important when selecting wrapping wire? Certain polymers and clays do not dry out. Therefore, if the wire is created from a material that has the ability to rust or corrode, the integrity of the sculpture will eventually be compromised.

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  • Art Alternatives AA Sculpting and Armature Wire - 1/16 x 32 ft Art Alternatives AA Sculpting and Armature Wire - 1/16 x 32 ft

    AA Sculpting & Armature Wire - 1/16" x 32 ft.

    Art Alternatives

    MSRP: $7.69
    $6.50
    Coil, bend, wrap and manipulate this light-weight and fully pliable aluminum alloy wire into any shape. Perfect for creating an internal support structure for clay or wax sculpture or to be used alone as wire sculpture. The wire will not corrode or...
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  • Art Alternatives AA Sculpting and Armature Wire - 1/4 x 10 ft Art Alternatives AA Sculpting and Armature Wire - 1/4 x 10 ft

    AA Sculpting & Armature Wire - 1/4" x 10 ft.

    Art Alternatives

    MSRP: $23.49
    $20.00
    Coil, bend, wrap and manipulate this light-weight and fully pliable aluminum alloy wire into any shape. Perfect for creating an internal support structure for clay or wax sculpture or to be used alone as wire sculpture. The wire will not corrode or...
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  • Art Alternatives AA Sculpting and Armature Wire - 1/8 x 20 ft Art Alternatives AA Sculpting and Armature Wire - 1/8 x 20 ft

    AA Sculpting & Armature Wire - 1/8" x 20 ft.

    Art Alternatives

    MSRP: $10.99
    $9.50
    Coil, bend, wrap and manipulate this light-weight and fully pliable aluminum alloy wire into any shape. Perfect for creating an internal support structure for clay or wax sculpture or to be used alone as wire sculpture. The wire will not corrode or...
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  • American Art Clay Co Amaco - WireForm - 1-Sheet Pack, Aluminum - 16 x 20 - 1/16 Mesh - Contour

    Amaco - WireForm - 1-Sheet Pack, Aluminum - 16" x 20" - 1/16" Mesh - Contour

    American Art Clay Co.

    $11.75
    WireForm is a versatile metal modeling material that can be formed into any shaped desired. Its rust-proof mesh is pliable enough to bend yet sturdy enough to hold three-dimensional shapes. Use as an armature base for modeling or as a craft material to...
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  • American Art Clay Co Amaco - WireForm - 1-Sheet Pack, Aluminum - 16 x 20 - 1/4 Mesh - Diamond

    Amaco - WireForm - 1-Sheet Pack, Aluminum - 16" x 20" - 1/4" Mesh - Diamond

    American Art Clay Co.

    $11.40
    WireForm is a versatile metal modeling material that can be formed into any shaped desired. Its rust-proof mesh is pliable enough to bend yet sturdy enough to hold three-dimensional shapes. Use as an armature base for modeling or as a craft material to...
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  • American Art Clay Co Amaco - WireForm - 1-Sheet Pack, Aluminum - 16 x 20 - 1/8 Mesh - Sparkle

    Amaco - WireForm - 1-Sheet Pack, Aluminum - 16" x 20" - 1/8" Mesh - Sparkle

    American Art Clay Co.

    $11.50
    WireForm is a versatile metal modeling material that can be formed into any shaped desired. Its rust-proof mesh is pliable enough to bend yet sturdy enough to hold three-dimensional shapes. Use as an armature base for modeling or as a craft material to...
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  • Art Alternatives Sculpting and Armature Wire, 3/16 x 10 ft Art Alternatives Sculpting and Armature Wire, 3/16 x 10 ft

    Art Alternatives Sculpting & Armature Wire, 3/16" x 10 ft.

    Art Alternatives

    MSRP: $14.49
    $12.50
    Coil, bend, wrap and manipulate this light-weight and fully pliable wire into any shape. Ideal for creating an internal support structure for clay or wax sculpture, or to be used alone as wire sculpture. This wire is both durable and flexible - easy to...
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