I was cleaning these hand building tools this morning, thinking about how I enjoy using them.
Then I read Linda's post this morning. She has a cool new bevel cutter everyone should check out.
From there I went to listing the hand building tools I can't live without. I have the usual wooden paddles and spoons but these are the guys I use all the time. The paddle at the top is is a nice shape for establishing curves. The two big throwing sticks and the two small knobbed ones at the bottom I use for whacking and shaping the interiors of the pots. The long paddle and the wooden stick to the left are used for shaping exteriors. I use a metal ruler and my Dolan fettling knife for cutting slabs. (I do love my Dolan tools!) I use a carpenter's square if I need precise corners.
I am not even going to begin to talk about brushes as they are my downfall. I often buy them just to look at them......enough said!
What favorite pottery/art gear do you have that is a can't live without?
Thanks for stopping by.............~s~