I recently received this tool that will allow me to create the fine lines that I have so wanted to make on my pottery. I love adding to my DCT collection!
I love love love this tool! Obviously perfect for fine sgraffito lines—that's what I use it most for. But my favorite use is cleaning up glaze lines with it! Using either end to scrape away glaze has saved a lot of my pieces / made them so much cleaner if you're doing detailed glaze work. The diamond tips scrape away all remnants, and can even slightly scrape through bisque, so you know there will be no residual color from finicky glazes. Don't know what I would do without it
I have every one of Diamondcore’s sgraffito tools, and this is hands down my favorite one! The extremely fine lines this allows me to carve makes creating even the tiniest of details possible. The fact that it’s double sided is awesome too, since it’s pretty much 2 tools in 1! I highly recommend starting with this one if you can’t decide which one to get!
I had already started using a couple of fine point carving tools and when I saw this used by a potter, I knew I had to have it. It has easily lived up to what I had hoped for and I'm pretty sure all Diamond Core Tools would do the same. I have to pace myself a bit as to the cost, but I won't use another tool maker.
With the L1 you get two beautiful options to create flawless carved lines. With sgraffito you can carve through glaze with precision creating smooth thin lines.I have really enjoyed using this tool and was surprised at how quickly I was able to create stunning designs with ease. These tools were designed not just for beautiful results but also with the comfort of the artist in mind. Unlike other companies, the DiamondCore tools are super light weight and come with finger cushions. So even if you are carving for eight hours straight, your hands will not suffer from a bulky tool.