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Words Related to Arts and Crafts - Sculpture

Here you will learn some English words related to sculpture such as "carving", "scraper", and "pliers".

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Words Related to Arts and Crafts
bas-relief
[noun]
a style of sculpture in which shapes are formed in a way that they are marginally elevated from the background
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bust
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a sculpture representing someone's head, shoulders and chest
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mobile
[noun]
a type of kinetic art that is created to be suspended from the ceiling and moves with the slightest air currents
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statue
[noun]
a large object created to look like a person or animal from hard materials such as stone, metal, or wood
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armature
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a framework or structure made of metal wire or other materials used as a support for shaping and securing the clay, plaster or other materials used in the creation of the sculpture
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carving
[noun]
the art or process of making a particular pattern or object by cutting solid material
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maquette
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a small-scale model or sculpture that is created as a preliminary study or prototype for a larger work, often used to visualize and refine the form and composition of a sculpture before it is created on a larger scale
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readymade
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a type of artwork that is created by taking an everyday object and transforming it into art by presenting it in a new context or by altering its form, often associated with the works of French artist Marcel Duchamp
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patina
[noun]
a thin layer that forms on the surface of some materials because of exposure to different factors
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bristle brush
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a tool that has stiff hairs or fibers attached to a handle
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chisel
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a metal tool with a handle and a strong flat-edged blade that is used to shape hard objects, such as wood, metal, etc.
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hammer
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a tool with a metal head and a handle, used for striking nails, etc.
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clamp
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a device that is used to hold or compress two or more things together firmly
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vise
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a tool that has two parts that can be moved together by tightening a screw or a lever to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it
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mallet
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a hammer-like tool with a large wooden or rubber head used for striking or driving objects
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kiln
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a type of furnace or oven that is used for baking or drying pottery, ceramics, or bricks
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pliers
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a small metal tool with toothed jaws used for cutting wires or holding things tightly
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potter's wheel
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a type of pottery wheel used to shape clay into pottery and other ceramic objects
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sandpaper
[noun]
a type of paper that has sand or another rough material stuck to one side, used for making surfaces smoother or shinier
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saw
[noun]
a metal tool with a toothed blade that is used for cutting wood, metal, etc. by moving back and forth
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scraper
[noun]
a tool for removing dirt, paint, or other unwanted matter from a surface by scraping
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snips
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a type of scissors that are used for cutting metal or other hard materials
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welding
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a process of joining two materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by melting them with high heat and allowing them to cool and fuse
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cutting torch
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a tool that uses a very hot flame to cut metal or other hard materials by melting and removing them with a jet of oxygen
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wire cutter
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a metal tool used for cutting wire
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high relief
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a technique used in sculpture in which at least half of the circumference of the modeled object is raised form the background
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stele
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a type of stone monument used to commemorate or record an event or person
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ice sculpture
[noun]
a type of sculpture made from ice. It is usually created by carving a block of ice with a variety of tools, and can be used to create decorative pieces or functional objects
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sandcastle
[noun]
a type of sculpture made from sand, usually created by packing sand into a mold or form and then shaping it with a variety of tools
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wire sculpture
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a type of sculpture made from wire. It is usually created by bending and twisting wire into a variety of shapes and figures
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