The Bump is designed to extend the potter’s reach up to 18 inches when working in a hollow form giving you the leverage you need to bump out the clay. The aluminum rod is stiff but can be altered by bending in order to suit your individual need for throwing or sculpting clay. The sponge end is a dense absorbable material with a hard center.
Made in Bat Cave North Carolina, Mudtools began because of a gap in the market. Artist Michael Sherrill couldn’t find the right tools to make his work. So he started making his own. People saw how the tools performed and wanted them for themselves. A business was born. Mudtools are particularly well known for their self polishing ribs. Made in 6 different shape for the various needs of hand builders and throwers, each of the 6 shapes come in a gradation of four hardnesses.