DiamondCore® Tools: 2022 Holiday Gifts For Potters
The holiday season is here! That means picking out gifts for those you love and spoiling them with that perfect gift they’ve been eyeing all year. You know the pottery artist in your life has been raving about DiamondCore® Tools for a while now, talking about the tools they want and how they’d use them to perfect their ceramic projects.
If you’re struggling to decide which tools the pottery artist in your life will love, we’ve put together a list of our best-selling DiamondCore® Tools to help you make the best gifting decision this holiday season.
Here are our favorite pottery tools of 2022!
If the pottery artist in your life loves creating mugs, vases or anything that needs a foot or handle, the Classic Shapes Handheld Clay Extruder Set is a game-changer for many artists. This set includes the popular R4 Basic Concave, R5 Middle Ridge and R6 Oval Handheld Clay Extruders. All extruders have stainless steel blades that allow them to guide through clay effortlessly. An adjustable-depth ski allows the artist to control the thickness of the cut, creating a consistent shape each time.
“Really versatile and well made. Endless uses, will never run out of options.” ~ Bonny
The P1 Curved V Tip Carving Tool is one of our most popular DiamondCore® Tools! This tool features our advanced blade technology, creating crisp, clean lines every time and preventing your blade from dulling. Its pencil-like design makes it a must-have in any potter's collection since they can use it for almost every ceramic project!
“This tool is amazing. It carves super clean lines, and it does not snag as you move it through the clay. You can truly create some beautiful designs!” ~ Andrea
Sgraffito pottery has been a trending topic throughout the year, and if you know an artist who often creates this type of pottery, you can believe they’ll love our 3-Piece Sgraffito Stylus Set. This set includes our L1, L2 and L3 Diamond Stylus Tools. Each tool has two different diamond grit tips, allowing artists to choose the right tool for their specific sgraffito design goals. These tools are made of beautiful hardwood with two comfortable foam grips to reduce fatigue. This set is a must-have in your friend's or family member’s stocking!
“For fine detail carving and sgraffito this three piece package offers 6 choices that will cover every situation. The L1 and L2 give you diversity to create fine to medium lines for carving and sgraffito. The L3 works great for scratching off larger areas of glaze. The sharp diamond surfaces are great for keeping your carving area where you want it, avoiding peeling off the surrounding areas. I am so pleased with the quality of these tools. I also especially love how light weight they are in my hand. As well as the comfy finger cushions that they come with. So if I am carving for 8 hours straight I am not feeling as fatigued in my hands as I do when using other companies heavy and bulky tools. Once you move to DiamondCore it is impossible to go back to bulky tools!!” ~Athena
If the pottery artist in your life is known for creating delicate pieces of pottery that have fine detailing, the FP Series Diamond Set is the perfect gift for them this holiday season! This set includes our entire collection of DiamondCore®’s Fine Point Carving Tools, giving your artist incredible versatility in anything they create. Our stainless steel blades never dull and resist rusting, so you can be confident in your purchase knowing that these tools will last for years to come!
“First I was apprehensive about the price. Decided to treat myself and purchased set. I cannot adequately express the quality and durability I've found this set to be. The fine points are easily the best crafted and desirable clay cutting tools in my studio.” ~ James
Our 8” Diamond Grinding Discs on 12” Bats last longer and provide a professional finished result in comparison to silicon carbide abrasives. These grinding discs are excellent for heavy glaze and high-fired clay removal, making them great for leveling and smoothing your ceramic pieces! When used with water, they’ll have a longer lifespan and will reduce dust while you work.
We designed the Fancy Shapes Handheld Clay Extruder Set to create clean and beautiful accents for ceramic pieces. This set includes our R10 Triple Round, R11 Cloud and R12 Koala Clay Extruders. The unique shapes of each tool allow artists to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces!
“I love this set of extruders. They make beautiful handles. You can adjust the height, and with the 3 patters now have so many options. Test it a couple times to get your desired depth, and the feel of the tool. Makes wonderful, crisp handles.” ~ Wendy
Our Wood Ribs are created to feel like a natural extension of your hand to quickly shape clay. Use the rounded, straight, or slanted edges to easily create the design that you’re looking to accomplish. You’ll love how the most important tools in pottery have an elevated finish and design from DiamondCore® Tools! See how they work in the video below.
Artists love our Pottery Trimmers for their versatility. And our Pottery Trimming Spinner Set gives you three great tools that allow artists to stabilize their pieces and provide downward pressure to keep thin-walled pieces from collapsing. Plus, the lines on the top of each spinner assist artists in creating even marks in their clay projects for creating evenly spaced, repetitive designs. This set includes our Trimming Spinner, Trimming Spinner XS, and Trimming Spinner XL.
“These spinners are not just a trimming aide they also measure & help create a balance. No end to great possibilities.” ~ Bonny
If you want to make a significant impact this holiday season, buy the pottery artist in your life The CINK! The CINK is a mobile clay water recycling system that prevents clogged drains in any home studio or classroom. It collects clay and recirculates water, reducing clay waste and preventing clay-clogged drains that no artist wants to deal with. Pottery artists can easily rinse ceramic tools, sponges, splash pans, buckets and more. The CINK is a must-have if potters want to create more pieces in the new year without the worry of clay-clogged drains!
“If like many potters you are mindful of your carbon footprint, this is your best foot forward. I love my Cink. I live in Cali and being in a constant state of drought being able to reuse water so easily is really great. I also did not have a sink deep enough and equipped with a shower head so in terms of cleanup and work surface it is very practical. I love the team at DiamondCore®, great customer experience.” ~ Ariane
If you’re still unsure what tool to choose for the pottery artist in your life, you also have the option to give them a DiamondCore® Tools eGift Card for the 2022 holiday season. Our eGift cards can have $10 to $1,500 put on them to ensure that they can get whatever tool(s) they’ve been wishing for all year.
Each DiamondCore® Tool mentioned above is a game changer in a pottery studio! If the pottery artist in your life unwraps one of these tools or finds The CINK with a big bow on it, they’re sure to have the best holiday season yet! If you’re the pottery artist reading this, don’t be afraid to send this link to your family and friends and drop direct hints on what you hope to find wrapped for you this holiday season.If you have questions about choosing the right pottery tools for the artist in your life, we’re here to help! Leave a comment on this blog, send us an email or get in touch with our team on social media — we’re on Facebook and Instagram!