Saturday, June 09, 2007

Piepenburg Trimming Disc

Robert Piepenburg, potter and author of books like Raku Pottery, The Spirit of Clay, and Treasures of the Creative Spirit, as well as star of several videos
is now also the inventor of a brand new tool he calls the Piepenburg Trimming Disc. The Trimming Disc is a perfectly designed tool with indestructible working parts. The center of the top disc contains a slight dip to assure the positioning of the fingertip. The underside of the bottom disc contains radial ribs to grip soft clay and prevent it from sliding off-center. The press-fitted thrust bearing sandwiched between them allows for a silent smooth rotation. Its yellow coloring makes it easy to locate in the studio and puts a little "sunshine" in the toolbox. Includes a 10-minute instructional DVD (worth the cost of the tool itself!) with tips on trimming from Robert Piepenburg.

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