This Bamboo Paddle by Bamboo Tools has a starburst pattern on one side and a lined pattern on the other. It is made from high quality bamboo, which is ideal for use in ceramics, as it is water resistant. This paddle is lightweaight and is designed for easy gripping and flipping when paddling.
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. The use of textured paddles adds surface decoration to a pot, as well.
Pattern area is 4.5" in diameter. The handle is round and 5.5" long.
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