invented in the 1890s by art teacher William Harbutt.
I recently came across this 1958 newsreel clip of his daughter, Miss Olive Harbutt (80), who was a pioneer in the field of painting with plasticine.
PAINTING WITH PLASTICINE
Plasticine always makes me think of Barbara Reid (and how happy it would make my mother if I ever wrote a book which she illustrated). In this video, Reid demonstrates how to create artwork with plastiscine.
And finally, here's a video in which my son is having fun with plasticine.