Unconventional Clay Tools
Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:03 PM
a few things i use daily, many found at the hardware store, THRIFT store, or the grocery store...some pilfered from our kitchen, lol
like i said, always on the lookout, anyone else have some odd or homemade ideas?
Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:11 PM
not so many visuals but lots of discussion. The thread was proper inappropriate use of tools and there were a lot of ideas the too.
Always room for more ideas.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:14 PM
in case those are hard to tell:
1- grout trowel blade, also made a great heavyduty cutter (and dustpan)
2- camping knife
3 - sureform scraper, carver, usually for dryway
4- kitchen knife, my #1 sculpture tool
5 - 'The Finger' grout smoothing tool, lets you get the power of one arm behing one rubber 'finger', hardware store
6 - credit cards, my go-to curvemaker/smoother when throwing
7 - green scrubbie, smoother/texture maker
8 - old trimming tool become needle tool
9 - cut off dishbrush handle, nice burnisher
10 - Tombo, homemade traditional japanese off-the-hump cutoff tool, flat bottoms Every time!
11 - drill bit
12 - brush cleaner is the ultimate multi-needle tool! sharp, and you can score acres in seconds
13 - grout texturer, metal
14 - big plastic spoon/ throwing stick
15 - cut down brush cleaner scoring tool, these last until you lose them
16 - seashell, texturemaker/shotglass
17 - saws-all blade, more textures
Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:45 PM
The proper inappropriate use of tools
What are your favorite pottery tools - the ones you don't share?
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