It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert when it comes to the tools you use when working with polymer clay. In the end, you don’t need more than a few basic tools to create remarkable art. Have a look at the ideas and tutorials on this site and see which tools are used. Start somewhere and expand as you go.
When sculpting with polymer clay, there are certain tools that are required so as to achieve the finest results. First things first, you’ll need to find an operation area with a big smooth surface. Plastic and wood surfaces can easily get damaged by polymer clay, so it’s recommended that your work surface is made of tile, PMMA Plexiglas, or just pure glass. If you have no other option but to use a plastic or wood surface, then cover the surface with wax paper before working your clay.
Also, keep in mind that you don’t need a lot of tools nor break the bank to get started. My general recommendation would be to only purchase the tools you really need for the ideas you currently want to work on. Here is a list of some of the fundamental tools that you’ll need to get you up and on the road: