The use of paddles in ceramics is a common way for potters to alter wheel-thrown forms once they are leather-hard. Paddles are often used in handbuilding, as well, and allow one to create even walls and to better shape rectangular forms. Paddling involves the gentle patting of a leather hard pot with a flattened wooden tool (the paddle). In addition to shaping, paddling also aids in compression of clay at the pot’s surface, which adds strength and stability to the piece.

 

We encourage you to experiment with paddles of different sizes and shapes and explore their potential effects. For textured paddles, please visit our Surface Decoration section.

 
Clay Spanker Curved Paddle
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Curved Paddle

$12.95
$11.65
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Clay Spanker Paddle, 10x2 Rect
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Paddle, 10x2 Rect

$9.95
$8.95
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Clay Spanker Paddle, 11x3 Rect
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Paddle, 11x3 Rect

$12.95
$11.65
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Clay Spanker Paddle, 11x5 Rect
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Paddle, 11x5 Rect

$14.95
$13.75
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Clay Spanker Paddle, 15x2 Rect
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Paddle, 15x2 Rect

$14.95
$13.75
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Clay Spanker Paddle, 15x3 Rect
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Paddle, 15x3 Rect

$16.95
$15.25
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Clay Spanker Paddle, LG Oval
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Paddle, LG Oval

$14.95
$13.75
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Clay Spanker Paddle, SM Oval
Dirty Girl
Clay Spanker Paddle, SM Oval

$12.95
$11.65
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Mudtools Paddle, Large
Mudtools
Mudtools Paddle, Large

$40.00
$32.00
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