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Sherrill Mudtools

In the beginning was the rib… The rib was one of the first tools that Michael started making for himself and then shared with others. A rib is one of the most basic and frequently used tools in clay. Because it acts as an extension of the potter’s own hand, it should function well and be a joy to use. Our Mudtool ribs are made from a flexible material that is considered the “stainless steel” of plastics. Unlike rubber, this material will not develop burrs or cracks. In fact, these ribs will burnish themselves as you use them, so, the more you use them the nicer they become. Available in six shapes, these ribs cover a lot of what hand builders and throwers need from a rib. Each rib shape is available in four degrees of hardness; from very soft to very firm. You choose the shape and hardness that suits your clay and your working style.
  • Bump

    Bump

    Have you ever made a hollow form and then tried to bump out the clay, only to find that you just can’t get your arm or your knuckle to the sweet spot? You need The Bump! The Bump is designed to extend the potter’s reach up to 18 inches when...

    $24.00
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  • Carving Bow

    Carving Bow

    The Carving Bow is the little brother of the Mudcutter. It’s well suited for hand building and is handy if you work with polymer clay. The straight wire makes a clean cut when you are faceting thrown objects and the curly wire gives a...

    $35.00
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  • Conical Shredder

    The Conical Shredder – indispensable for longer strokes, good for texturing and working on rounded surfaces. The Mudtools Shredder is an indispensable tool for shaping and carving leather hard clay. For years you could find a tool like this at the...

    $10.00
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    Standard cut-off wire - with green handles Heavy Duty Wire - with black handles

    Cut Off Wire

    The Standard Green Mudwire is ergonomically designed to be a pleasure to use. The handle is made with a durable polymer and is shaped to give you a comfortable grip without having to wrap the wire around your fingers. The high grade...

    $5.60 - $6.40
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  • Do•All Trim Tool

    As the name implies, we think this ceramic trim tool does it all. Since his first visit to Japan in the 80’s, Michael has spent years altering and remaking his own Japanese style trimming tools to suit his various needs. These efforts have all combined...

    $20.00
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  • Sherrill Drag Tool Tight U Drag Tool

    Drag Tool

    When Michael visited potters in Japan he observed that it was common for them to pull, rather than push, their carving tools through the clay. The dragging motion allowed for less friction and a fluid cut. For years Michael has made a variety of...

    $20.00
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  • Drawing Rib edge 0 Drawing Rib edge 1

    Drawing Ribs - Bean

    Love texture? We do! For years Michael has altered his metal ribs to create interesting surfaces. Sherrill's Drawing Ribs are made out of cutlery grade stainless steel. The Bean shape is a perfect for bowls and cups, both inside and out. Drag. Hatch. Let...

    $12.00
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  • Leaf Drawing rib edge 0 Leaf Drawing rib edge 1

    Drawing Ribs - Leaf

    Love texture? We do! For years Michael has altered his metal ribs to create interesting surfaces. Sherrill's Drawing Ribs are made out of cutlery grade stainless steel. The Bean shape is a perfect for bowls and cups, both inside and out. Drag. Hatch. Let...

    $10.00
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  • Edge 0 Edge 1

    Drawing Ribs - Pebble

    Love texture? We do! For years Michael has altered his metal ribs to create interesting surfaces. Sherrill's Drawing Ribs are made out of cutlery grade stainless steel. The Pebble shape is great for concave surfaces like the inside of a bowl. Drag...

    $12.00
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  • Extra-Long Scraper Rib

    Extra-Long Scraper Rib

    A larger version of the Long Scraper Ribs, this Extra Long Scraper Rib is a Big Rib which you can use aggressively on larger clay. The smooth one works great for throwing. A good tool for sculpting and hand-building.

    $14.00
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  • Flat Shredder

    The Flat Shredder – indispensable for longer strokes, good for texturing and working on rounded surfaces. The Mudtools Shredder is an indispensable tool for shaping and carving leather hard clay. For years you could find a tool like this at the hardware...

    $10.00
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  • Hax Tool

    Hax Tool

    The Hax Tool is an exceptionally good tool for the hand builder.  At almost 6″ long it can cover some territory while still getting into tight spots with it’s points. The micro-fine teeth allow you to do detailed manicuring and...

    $10.00
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