Whether you are throwing clay on the wheel, hand building or sculpting, the pottery rib is a classic and essential tool. It acts as an extension of the potters hand to create shapes and surfaces that fingers alone can not achieve. Mud Tools not only function well, they are a joy to use. Whatever you want to make a Mud Tool will help!
From the smallest rib to the largest, there’s a size and flexibility for every job.
Shape 0 The smallest and one of the most popular ribs. These little ribs can get into tight places and are good for detail work. The Red Very Soft is excellent for finishing rims.
Shape 1 is our best seller. Not too big and not too small. It’s just right. You need one in your toolbox-really you do.
Shape 2 is the firstborn in the Mudtools family. It is a remake of Michael Sherrill’s favourite old rib and a workhorse for throwing, smoothing and compressing.
Shape 3 is 5″ wide and gives a good sweep across the clay. This is a good rib if you throw larger objects. Choose the Green (Medium) or Blue (Firm) to really bite into the clay.
Shape 4 is for when you really need to make a point! It gives a beautiful line on the clay. You also get two flat surfaces and three radiuses.
Shape 5 is the same traditional kidney-shape as Shapes 0 & 1, only bigger. It offers more surface coverage, making it great for smoothing a slab of clay.
Mud Tool Polymer Ribs are made with unique proprietary materials that are engineered to perform and last. They are available in varying degrees of flexibility.
- Red – Very Soft
- Yellow – Soft
- Green – Medium
- Blue – Firm
All of Mud Tools polymer ribs are made of unique flexible materials that are resistant to cracking and the formation of burrs. We’ve found that with general use these ribs become burnished over time.
Some shapes are also available in Stainless Steel