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Posted On November 21, 2008 0 Comments
Rigid flat disc of wood, plastic, or plaster placed on wheelhead. When throwing is finished, bat is lifted off wheelhead, avoiding damage or warpage. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook 
In today's tip, an old clay bag is turned into a bat-removal device.

Easy Bat Removal: A Quick and Simple Tip for Getting Grippy Bats off the Potter’s Wheel

Posted On August 11, 2008 0 Comments

If you are a potter who uses bats when throwing on the potter’s wheel, chances are you have had to wrestle with a bat or two to remove it from the wheelhead. Sometimes the suction-cup effect is so strong (especially with thin plastic or masonite bats) that when you finally break the bat free using a knife or pin tool, you have also distorted a perfectly thrown pot. Ceramic Arts Daily reader Michelle Kaisersatt came up with this simple solution for removing those extra grippy bats without hurting your freshly thrown ware.

This photo shows the bottom of a finished plaster bat with replaceable inserts in place.

Replaceable Bat Pin Inserts

Posted On March 21, 2008 3 Comments

This Tip of the Week comes to us from Jim Wylder of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Jim got tired of the bat pin holes on his plaster bats chipping and enlarging with wear. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with this creative solution.

Trimming is Child’s Play

Posted On February 29, 2008 1 Comment

This week’s Tip of the Week comes to us from James Rozzi of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Last week we saw a technique for trimming large platters with delicate rims. This week, we tackle trimming delicate narrow-necked bottle forms. Not only is Rozzi’s tip a time and energy saver, it may also bring back fond childhood memories!