Texture mats are a favorite here at The Ceramic Shop when it comes to tools used in surface decoration. You may hear clay texture mats referred to as texture sheets, impression mats, stamps and molds, but the idea behind all of these different names is the same: these flexible mats are used to create beautiful impressions on pottery and other ceramic pieces. They are recommended for both advanced potters and beginning clay artists and loved by children and adults alike.
Clay texture mats come in a variety of materials, though the most common include silicone/rubber and plastic. In most cases, clay texture mats can be used directly on the surfaces of wet or leather-hard clay, without the use of a releasing agent. The simplest application is on a flat, wet slab of clay, though because texture mats are flexible, they can be used on curved surfaces, such as wheel thrown forms, as well. Depending on the pattern of the texture sheet, impressions left in clay can appear either embossed or stamped, allowing for endless possibilities in surface decorations.
Here at The Ceramic Shop, we stock an extensive line of clay texture mats, with new designs coming in frequently. Among our most popular surface decorating products are our basketweave, floral and wood grain texture mats. Our popular rubber leaf molds, which create realistic leaf impressions in clay, are another customer favorite. Our clay texture mats are great for elementary school classrooms, as they are inexpensive, durable and easy to clean and store -- not to mention, kids just love them!
Shop our texture mats and get started adding gorgeous patterns to your ceramic wares. From the traditional to the wild, we have every design you might need to leave an impression on your work.