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Clay Extruders

Clay extruders are excellent tools for the ceramics studio and come in all shapes and sizes – from repurposing small, plastic children’s toys for small extrusions to using a commercial extruder to create pieces for largescale ceramic sculpture, clay artists have been using this tool with great results. Here, you’ll see some great examples of work created with clay extruders and learn how you can use this tool in your own work. And don't forget to download your free copy of the Clay Extruder Users Guide: Tips, Techniques, and Projects for Getting the Most Out of Your Ceramic Extruder. This handy studio reference includes valuable technical references and great clay tools to help you with forming, surface decoration and firing. Plus, it has a comprehensive directory of manufacturers and suppliers that provide ceramic equipment, raw materials, clay tools and ceramic supplies.


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Rope-top Bucket

Posted On March 12, 2009 0 Comments

Pots with twisted coil rims and handles have been made since ancient times. Lots of beginning pottery students try making pots with twisted coils, but because of cracking during drying and/or firing, they have a high failure rate. Extruding the coils puts an end to cracking problems, as well as speeding up the job considerably.

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Clay Extruder Video: Make Your Own Hand-Held Clay Extruder

Posted On September 19, 2008 42 Comments

In today’s pottery video, David Henry returns with a follow up to his pitcher throwing video, which was shown a few weeks back. David takes us through the process of making your very own hand-held clay extruder in his usual down-to-earth manner. With a few readily available and inexpensive parts, you can be well on your way to making your own custom extruded handles for your pots.

Photo of clay being cut off from an extruder.

20 Tips to Improve Your Extruder Experience

Posted On August 5, 2008 1 Comment

Assemble it correctly. Make sure your extruder is assembled correctly, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you bought a used or custom-made extruder, ask the person who sold it to you to cover the operation basics, if possible.

With these simple tools, you can make your own custom extruder dies.

Custom Dies for the Clay Extruder: Another Pottery Use for Old Credit Cards

Posted On June 23, 2008 4 Comments

With these simple tools, Daryl Baird shows you how to make your own custom extruder dies.