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Sponges and Chamois

Xiem X-Sponge 2 - Sponge with Handle (Telescoping)

Ever made your own sponge on a stick? And then have it backfire, like the sponge falls off at the bottom of your necked in vase (right, now what?). Indeed, many of us have been there.

Xiem's Sponge on a stick is well thought out. First, it has an easy to hold onto rubber grip. Second, it telescopes to 23 inches, helpful if you throw tall. Third, the bottom of the telescoping handle is threaded, so the sponge, which is screwed into this, stays attached; it also means that replacing the sponge (sold separately) is a cinch!

Kemper Sponge Holder and Replacement Sponge (13 inches)

It's a fact: keep excess water in the bottom of your just thrown pot, and there's a high probability that the bottom will crack at some stage, usually when you unveil from plastic to trim. Also a fact, trying to get your hand and a sponge into certain tall shapes isn't easy!

To the rescue - this Kemper elongated sponge tool, which helps easily get water out from the bottom of tall wheel thrown forms, without catching and cutting. And, since this tools has special hardware to attach the sponge, you can replace with a sponge of your choice. Sweet!

Shammies (a.k.a. Chamois)

Soft and supple, this chamois is a dream to work with on the wheel: dip in your slip bucket or water, and fold it over your rim to compress and smooth. Plus, starting from the outside inward, smooth plates and bowls, and more.

Assorted Sponge Package

A set of sponges for a wide variety of pottery tasks, from smoothing and absorbing to glazing and cleanup. Sponges like these are often helpful when throwing vessels on the wheel: saturate with water, and keep it on the outside of the pot as you pull up, dispensing water as needed.

Royal & Langnickel Elephant Ear Economy Sponge - 4'- 4-1/2', #5

Highly absorbent and finely grained, elephant ear sponges are excellent for finishing pottery. They're also great to throw with, especially to help bring up thick walls on large pieces. Your fingers will thank you.

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