Geekery: Watch a Sculptor Bring Clay to Life

These time lapse videos of sculptor Steven Richter at work show what goes in to turning clay into a beloved character.

Steven Richter works for Tom Spina Designs – they make props for movies, museums, theme parks, etc – as a sculptor. He specializes in scuplted portraits and wax museum style figures; he also does casting and mold making.

Recently he’s shared some of his work as time lapse videos. It’s amazing to watch a lump of clay be turned into a recognizable character.

A Chewie bust he created with the help of a curling iron.

He also makes fantastic looking props – like this Jumaji game board.

I hope he’ll share more of theses behind the scenes videos in the future.


What do you think of these projects?

  • benn grimm

    Always nice to watch a decent sculptor at work.

  • af


    Anybody else felt horrified when he murdered the Hulk during Chewie’s video?