Hand Tools

Hand Tools

Without sponges, ribs, knives and other trimming tools, you'd scratch your lip while sipping your latte, or your mug would fly clean off the handle. We don't want that. Smooth and soft pots mean a lot of classic ceramic finishing techniques using hand tools. 

For example, we use a soft, yellow rib for smoothing surfaces, and a stiff, red rib for cleaning clay flashing from the mold while jiggering. We also use a sponge attached to a stick of rebar to sop up water from the bottom of cups while forming to prevent cracks. Scales, brushes, wrenches, wire tools and even bamboo skewers are all in our toolbox, too. 

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