The use of texture paddles in ceramics is a common way for potters to alter wheel-thrown forms once they are leatherhard. Paddles are often used in handbuilding, as well, and allow you 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 offer paddles featuring carved surface texture, as well as rope-wrapped paddles for imparting a cool fiber design on your clay’s surface. We encourage you to experiment with paddles of different sizes and shapes and explore their potential effects.

 

If you like the idea of paddling your clay, but are looking for a paddle with a smooth surface, we carry those, too! For non-textured paddles, please visit our Paddles department.

 

Bamboo Paddle, 1
Item #: BTBP1
Bamboo Tools
Bamboo Paddle, 1

$18.00
$15.30
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Bamboo Paddle, 2
Item #: BTBP2
Bamboo Tools
Bamboo Paddle, 2

$20.00
$17.00
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Bamboo Paddle, 3
Item #: BTBP3
Bamboo Tools
Bamboo Paddle, 3

$22.00
$18.70
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Bamboo Paddle, 4
Item #: BTBP4
Bamboo Tools
Bamboo Paddle, 4

$27.00
$22.95
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Bamboo Paddle, 5
Item #: BTBP5
Bamboo Tools
Bamboo Paddle, 5

$27.00
$22.95
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Handmade Texture Rope Paddle
Item #: MPTTRP
Mecca Pottery Tools
Handmade Texture Rope Paddle

$18.00

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Textured Paddle, Large #1, MKM
Item #: MKMLP1
MKM Tools
Textured Paddle, Large #1, MKM

$12.95
$10.95
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Textured Paddle, Large #2, MKM
Item #: MKMLP2
MKM Tools
Textured Paddle, Large #2, MKM

$12.95
$10.95
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Textured Paddle, Large #5, MKM
Item #: MKMLP5
MKM Tools
Textured Paddle, Large #5, MKM

$18.95
$16.10
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Textured Paddle, large #7, MKM
Item #: MKMLP7
MKM Tools
Textured Paddle, large #7, MKM

$18.95
$16.10
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Textured Paddle,Large #4, MKM
Item #: MKMLP4
MKM Tools
Textured Paddle,Large #4, MKM

$18.95
$16.10
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Textured Paddle,Large #6, MKM
Item #: MKMLP6
MKM Tools
Textured Paddle,Large #6, MKM

$18.95
$16.10
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