As most potters know, you don’t throw anything away as you might could use it for something!!! in the pottery studio!!!
Here are a couple of ideas for creating homemade pottery tools from recycled items in your home.
First: I use used water bottles with a drinking lid for storing and dispensing slip and paper clay made from the clay slop of the clay that I am currently using. It’s a bit of a no-brainer, but works well for me! and I had forgotten about it until I visited my studio in Texas a few months back and there it was! So useful!
Second: I make scoops for my glaze chemicals from any type of plastic bottle that has a handle. The ones that are made from a plastic that is a bit heavier work best. Milk cartons are pretty flimsy. The ones from detergent, etc work best. I’ve shown what they look like in the pics below:
Bet you have figured out something even cooler!
If so, let me know and I’ll put it in my next “pottery tools” blog post!
Now hop on over to Mud Colony for more great ideas!Marian