Artists that work with encaustic paint, have, by necessity, cobbled together an unconventional assortment of tools that are unique to their own studio practice. These uncustomary painter’s tools are sourced from printmaking and sculpture suppliers and hardware and kitchen gadget stores. Periodically,  I will be writing short posts about my favorite unconventional tools.

Rotating table-top, birds eye view

Because my work is getting larger and I am not, this rotating table top has been a welcome addition to my studio.  It is 28×24″, holds a much larger panel and up to 100 lbs.  I found this rotating table top in an adaptive furniture catalogue for the physically disabled.

What are your unconventional favorite encaustic tools?



  1. Great idea Marybeth, love it! Thanks for sharing!!