Class Image Custom Ceramics Tools: Paddles and Ribs

Custom Ceramics Tools: Paddles and Ribs

Learn to make two basic ceramic tools from wood: a paddle for handbuilding, and custom ribs for throwing bowls and shaping. The ability to make your own tools allows you to create a wider range of shapes than the standard ceramic toolkit provides and saves money. You will learn basic woodshop skills, including use of the bandsaw, belt sander, hand sander, files and rasps, and finishing. Students should expect to leave the workshop with a completed or near completed set of ribs of their own design, or a custom paddle. No woodworking experience necessary.

Additional Information:
  • A $10 materials fee will be added to the total class fee at checkout
  • Registration will close one week prior to the start of class
  • Enrollment is open to students ages 18 and up