The R6 Oval Handheld Clay Extruder is perfect for creating clean, oval-shaped handles for your ceramic pieces. This tool has super-sharp blades engineered to pull through a slab of clay effortlessly.
Now available with the classic, striped wood or with a limited-edition, plum-colored wood handle till sold out.
- Slices through a slab to make an oval shape
- Angled, stainless-steel blade leaves clean edges and pulls through clay effortlessly
- 4 3/8-inch (11 cm)-long hardwood handle
- Great for feet, handles, and more
- Adjustable-depth ski controls the thickness of the cut
- The thumb screw allows for easy ski adjustment
- Max approx. blade width 21 mm X height 16 mm
- Min approx. blade width 21 mm X height 10 mm
- Wood grain may vary
- Make feet for slab-built pieces
- Ideal for hand-builders and useful for throwers
- Consistent shape and adjustable thickness
- So easy to use; avoid all that pulling
- Works on a variety of clay types
- Always-sharp stainless-steel blade won’t rust or shatter
- A variety of basic and intricate shapes are available
- Not designed to be used with extremely wet or sticky clay
- Use all safety precautions
- Keep out of the reach of children
For best results, use these foot and handle-making tools when the clay is not extremely wet or sticky. The clay tool blade should be clean and dry. Ideally, pull the extrusion up and out as it is being formed or fold back the sides of the slab so the extrusion pops up and out.
I have several handle extruders that I use for handles or creating trims on pots. This simple shape is one of the last ones I bought, but I think it is my favorite. All of the extruders cut smoothly and cleanly, this one is no exception, however this one is the most easily adaptable. I like to extrude it and then soften its looks with some modified pulling. I can use a few pulls to slenderize the tail of the handle or use a few pulls to flatten the whole thing a bit or both. I can also add texture to the freshly extruded handle with a texture wheel.