Mini and lean, the Small Platter Rib is designed to give good compression when you are making plates and platters enabling you to properly compress the clay and avoid those cracks that sometimes develop. They are made with a stiff green polymer but still offer some flexibility. The Small Platter Rib is particularly good for making shallow pasta-style bowls.
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.