Founded in 1892 by French chemist Claude Chavant, Chavant produces the most iconic non-drying sculpting clay. Developed in 1892 and trademarked in 1927, the original sculpting clay formula is still sold today under the Chavant Plasteline brand name. It contains sulphur, which may cause a burning sensation in the eyes and will crystalize over heating. To meet the changing demands of sculptors and maintain compatibility with many associated emerging technologies, Chavant also released a sulphur free clay.
Today, Chavant manufactures the widest variety of premier quality modeling clays in the world. Chavant clays are used in fine arts, consumer products and automotive design.
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