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Welcome to PonySculptors!

A place for pony sculptures, and the people who create/enjoy them!

All pony sculptors and appreciators are welcome to join. Any pony or character from the show that is sculpted or carved by hand can be shared here. If you're an aspiring pony sculptor or a how-it's-made fan, check out the WIP gallery!


:bulletgreen: What we accept

We accept sculpted and carved figures featuring MLP:FiM characters. Figures can be any type and any material as long as they're crafted by hand.

:bulletyellow: Can I submit customs?

The figure must be original work - if it was made from a pre-existing pony base, such as a toy or 3D print, it will not be accepted into the gallery. (However, the original sculpt would be allowed if submitted by the creator.)

:bulletgreen: Can I submit WIPs?

Yes! Works in progress are accepted and encouraged - it's a great way to learn from each other's work!

:bulletgreen: What about OC's?

Original characters are welcome as long as they are inspired by or stylistically consistent with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

:bulletorange: Anything else?

PonySculptors is open to pony fans of all ages. If your sculpture contains mature and/or graphic subject matter, we may choose not to display it in the gallery.

:bulletgreen: Where do I submit?

Submit directly to the folder that says--well, "SUBMIT"--and we'll take it from there.

:bulletorange::bulletorange::bulletorange: This group is intended for made-from-scratch ponies only. As much as we love them, customs and 3D printed works will not be accepted into the gallery.


Skype Pony by xoxoGabbyGums

Contact uBrosis or fatalerror328 on skype to join our skype chat! It's great for socializing and getting sculpting advice!

If you need help or have questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks for contributing!

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Giveaway Prizes








Hello all! I hope you have been enjoying yourselves (and the warm season, depending on where you are- I know I have =P). :)

I don’t want to pressure anyone, but coming up soon is the annual, extravagant, not-to-be-missed Nightmare Moon’s Nightmarish Nights Giveaway (try saying that ten times fast)! There’s only one issue… it won’t be great if we don’t get a little help! :noes: We would deeply appreciate any fellow sculptors offering up their services as a prize in our future giveaway, but you aren't obligated in any way. If you have a little extra time and a desire to make people happy during the spooky season, we’d like you to help!

If you’re interested in donating a sculpture to the giveaway, please comment below and, if you’re able to, please tell us what pony/creature/unholy nightmare you’ll sculpt. If you change your mind, just edit your comment later. :)

To those that are ready to sculpt something spooky, I thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity! For those that don’t think they have time/don’t want to, thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day/night! :heart:
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Evaesis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
I have a question.

If someone wins one of the raffles but the sculpture never makes it art piece you won....what do you do?
TripleRainbowDash Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hm... That's a tough question, I'm afraid. I'll ask the other leaders about it. :)
NikiBrony Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Wow, all of you are using a polymer clay? Fluttershy frightend Um... I'm using simple wire frame, and white air dry clay. That's amateur?
fatalerror328 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, not really. A lot of use polymer clay, but far from all of us. Some use Green stuff, some use air dry clay, some use plastecine, some use wire alone, some use wood, some even stone and other materials. =) Almost any materal can be used for great works) It's just about practice and the medium you are comfortable with.
Polymer clay is just... easy. It's easy to use and allows for great prescition. Not all will agree, though. I know ponies that work with air dry clay and do great stuff.
NikiBrony Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Thank's for explanation. Maybe will i try with other materials, as you said, in future. Yeah, i'm realy attached to clay in this moment. Thank's!
Happy Fluttershy 
fatalerror328 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
p.s. you really should try polymer clay, though. For most people, it is the best thing since sliced bread.
Petalierre Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which type of clay do you guys think is best, especially for beginners?

Air dry polymer clay or polymer baking clay?

I know that with air dry polymer clay saves you the trouble of sanding and baking and gives your sculptor a more shiner and softer finish while baking clay gives you extra steps with baking and sanding, but it gives it a more authentic finish at the end.

But still, which do you guys think is better?
Reyndrys Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've had problems with air dry clay. It tends to crack a lot and just seems more fragile in general.
I prefer baking clay because not only can you bake it over and over and over, you don't have a limited amount of time to sculpt something. Once time starts crunching for me, that's when I make hasty mistakes and wind up less happy with my work.
EarthenPony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
POlymer clay is the best. Air dry clay is kid's stuff which is super brittle, cracks over time, and is a pain to work with.

I recommend Super Sculpey.
Petalierre Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, considering the smooth quality it gives to your figures I guess I will take advice from your suggestion, and besides whenever I look up what clay is best for stuff like this I always see 'Super Sculpey' or 'Sculpey' in the answers. I guess it's that good, eh?

Of course I have been thinking of another modeling clay brand called 'Das', will that be the same? Or is it not as good as the one you recommended?
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