Long and lean, Large and Small Platter Ribs were designed to give good compression when you are making plates and platters enabling you to properly compress the clay and avoid those cracks that sometimes develop. They are made with a stiff polymer but still offer some flexibility. The Small one is particularly good for making shallow pasta-style bowls.
All of 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. See Product Description Tab below for more information.
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. With that in mind, we have 9 different polymer ribs and 10 stainless steel ribs for you to choose from. Whatever you want to make, we’ve got you covered.