How To's and Handy Hints

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For all of our tools, slow and steady wins the race. For best results, start with a centred cylinder, and an idea of where you’re going to take the clay. If you’ve not used ribs before, it may take you a few goes to get the hang of it, but once you do, you’ll be away! 

Rib tool

We recommend starting with a cylinder that’s slightly narrower at the top than it is at the bottom, enabling you to do the last pull against the tool. As you get more familiar with the tool, you may be able to skip this step. A base that’s not too chunky can also help. 

Foot tool

You may find it easier to create the rough shape first, for example, for the rounded foot, ensure you’ve a bit of extra clay down the bottom, or for the inset foot, you might want to run a finger around the base first. After you’ve created your foot, you may want to use the straight edge of your tool to tidy up the upper part of your vessel. 

Multi tool

Well, the sky’s the limit with this bad boy. Play around. What can’t you do with it! The sharp edge is perfect for the final tidy.