Students have been asking for years for a list of tools. This is not an extensive list but it is a few of our favourites and we will work on adding more. Each image links to where you can buy it.
Textured Rolling Pins
GPS has several different rolling pins like these in our studio we order from Sharon Hoppe Designs
Solid Falcon rolling pin
Large solid wooden rolling pin
These brushes are our favourite for applying slip, underglaze and glaze. Link is to PSH but most pottery stores will carry them in a variety of sizes
These brushes are great for covering a large area in slip on glaze. Available at most pottery supply stores
Mud Tools Small Shredder
These handy little shredders are great for cleaning up rims, leveling out pots and so many other tasks. Blades are replaceable. Also available in a long flat version
Mud tools Cutting Wire
These are a staff favourite for cutting wires. They wire doesn't kink and these handles are much easier to use than the wood ones. Found at almost all pottery supply stores
GR Pottery Forms
We have a number of GR Pottery Forms in Room 1 for making plates and trays. Most pottery supply stores will carry them
When we set up individual tool kits for classes we made sure to splurge a little and include these. Each colour is a different hardness and they come in a variety of shapes
These are the banding wheels you will find in Room 1. They are really similar to the Shimpo but a bit more affordable. Staff and students love them.
Medium Density Overlay (MDO) Plywood is arguable to best material to work on. It is smooth so no texture when rolling slabs, easy to clean so no dust like canvas, porous so things don't stick too much and very durable. All of our handbuilding tables are topped with it. You can make ware boards, bats and more from it. This material is commonly used by sign painters. It can sometimes be a bit tricky to track down, Home Hardware building centers and other smaller specialized companies will carry it or can order it in. It's a bit pricey but it is worth it.