I love to sculpt, no matter what the medium is or what limitations are put forth.
In high school our art classes were fairly traditional and straight forward so we mainly sculpted with polymer and ceramic clay.
While my classmates usually favored the ease and immediacy of multi-colored polymer clay, I loved using ceramic clay on the pottery wheel. Since I grew up building models, I also liked that I could sculpt with ceramic and then paint it whatever colors I wanted with the glazes at my fingertips. This experience working with both clay and cement proved to be formative for me as both mediums prepared me for my eventual career years later. Now I’m a residential building contractor who focuses on cement work. We construct a lot of walls and gates, as well as concrete block homes. A lot of our daily jobs involve using reinforced concrete, which is concrete that has rebar tie wire of some kind at its core providing structural stability. Cement can take blunt force impacts extremely well, but it’s very weak to tensile strength, which involves twisting, bending, and stretching of the structure over long periods of time. I previously used cheaper rebar for outdoor construction projects, but now I try to utilize galvanized steel rebar tie wire because the layer of zinc on the outside of the metal provides a corrosion resistant barrier. I use galvanized rebar double loop ties as well. Some projects call for ironworker wire and bar wire. Utilizing galvanized steel rebar tie wire means longer lifetimes and physical durability.