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The Birth of Mudtools
my years of working in clay, making pots and art, I have often had
ideas that required working outside "normal" processes. I found that
the available "clay tools" did not serve my ideas well. So, out of
necessity I would make a tool, or modify an existing one to suit my
needs. These new tools quickly became indispensable and were always the
first thing to come out of my toolbox. Naturally, I would show these
off at a workshop, and as a result I found that people were interested
in buying them!
It didn't take long to figure out
that I couldn't make a tool for each person that wanted one. I was
going to need a little help, and that is how Mudtools was born. I
started with the rib. I had already found a material that performed
well and actually got better with use (it is self-polishing.) With the
material in mind, I designed six shapes that I think cover a lot of
what hand builders and throwers need from a rib. Each rib shape is
available in four hardnesses from very soft to very firm. You choose
the shape and hardness that suits your clay and your working style.
It is my goal to offer you a tool that has a high performance quality,
is pleasing to the hand and eye, and that you find indispensable.
Order your Sherrill MudTools from Sheffield Pottery.