Made of hydrostone plaster for extra strength but the same absorbtion properties as pottery plaster, these bats evenly dry thrown pieces like no other!
We highly recommend their use when throwing heavy plates, platters, and wide bottomed vessels were even-shrink rate and drying time is important. Never have a plate crack again!
These are also our go-to for plate throwing when an even 1/4" base is preferred, or a flat-foot, with no need for trimming when using a production pottery throwing method. Your plates will release without the use of a wire, resulting in no clay loss as with normal methods of removing a pot from it's bat.
Hydrostone Bats Are:
- Available in 10", 12.5", 14" (Standard wheel width) and 16" for large pottery bases.
- Made of hydrostone plaster - a material far more dense than regular plaster but still extremely absorbent. You'll need to wet the bat a little prior to throwing for clay to stick!
- Balanced for ease of centering, each with bat pin receptors on the back.