Bamboo pottery tools have a long-standing history of use in ceramics. Their use originates in Asia, where the harvesting of bamboo is both common and industrious. Bamboo trees are abundant, fast-growing and self-regenerating, making them a renewable natural resource and an ideal environmental choice. Additionally, bamboo is highly durable, flexible, lightweight and naturally water resistant, making it an ideal material for pottery tools. Unlike wooden tools, bamboo tools do not crack, split or warp after use in water.The natural conformation of bamboo fits that of the human hand, making it suited for throwing!
At The Ceramic Shop, we love all of the different styles of tools made from bamboo, as there is a size and shape for every application. Whether you are throwing a pot using a funky-shaped bamboo rib, or making a wild texture on a slab using one of our combs, or even applying slip or glaze to a piece with a bamboo brush, you can feel like a part of the ceramics community by using these oft-traditional tools. Plus, Bamboo Tools affordability gives you a great excuse to stock up your studio and try some cool new tools without breaking the bank!