Potters Ribs are essential tools for throwing clay on the wheel, hand building or sculpting.
Shaped like the traditional kidney rib to fit comfortably in your hand.
Mudtools polymer pottery ribs are made of a unique flexible material that will not develop burrs or cracks under normal use.
Available in different sizes and colors (color designates level of flexibility)
3.5" x 1.75". Made in USA!
Whether you are throwing clay on the wheel, hand building or sculpting, the pottery rib is a classic and essential tool. Because it acts as an extension of the potters own hand, we believe it should function well and be a joy to use. Shape 0 Polymer Ribs are our smallest Polymer Ribs and one of our best sellers. The traditional kidney-shape of these potters ribs is the most universally recognized clay tool. These little ribs can get into tight places and are good for detail work. The Red Very Soft is excellent for finishing rims. All of our Mudtools polymer pottery ribs are made of a unique flexible material that will not develop burrs or cracks under normal use. We've found that over time the rib becomes even more polished. Each polymer shape is available in a variety of hardness.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this tool! It is so soft and flexible, prefect for throwing on the wheel. Sometimes I just prefer to use something soft and flexible instead of a metal rib. It's great because it doesn't rust or mistakenly cut your fingers as other sharp metals ribs tend to do. It's great to use if you're throwing something that is off center because it is more gentle on the pot than a metal rib is. For me as an intermediate potter, I find that it helps, because usually if I use too much force my pot will just flop when I use a metal rib. But this rib allows me to use enough force while also being more gentle on the piece to keep it from flopping quite so easily. I am no master, so finding a balance between the force and control is difficult; therefore I appreciate any help I can get. Another wonderful addition is that I use it to compress and smooth my foot when I'm done trimming so that it won't scratch tables. That, to me, is very important and special about this rib. Because it's so soft...
Bought this tool (awesome tool btw) and this thing grew legs and took off. Cant find it anywhere. I tore my room up and still no where to be found. So you know what i did? I bought another one. When it arrives, the lost one magically appear. I just know it. Isnt it funny how that works. At 10.00$ a pop i am so mad at myself for losing it. All well, whatever.. It is a must have tool for beginners.
These are quality tools, I bought the red and yellow large, which aren't very big I can't imagine having a smaller one, they both have a lot of flex to them but I think it's worth buying both to have the difference. I thought they were over priced at 8.99 a piece but im more content now that I've seen the quality.
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