Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I can't make it to Clay Club tonight, but wanted to share these tools I saw at an exhibit at the Freer Sackler a few months ago. The label read, "Potter's tools, Northern Vietnam, Nghe An province, 2004, Bamboo." How would folks use them?

Here's a link to the exhibit: Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia

3 comments:

gz said...

turning tools?

Oy Clay !!! Pottery said...

Looks like an Umekaki. The Vietnamese use them to trim the bottoms of flat plates.

Will miss you tonight.

Terracotta-Lily said...

From here they look like handles, but that can't be right, things would be floppin' all over the place. Have fun with them though!