Flexible Mudtool Rib Ref. MUD/1
These traditional kidney-shaped ribs are the most universally recognized pottery tool. They fit well in the hand and are useful for sculpting, hand building and throwing clay. The Shape 1 Polymer Ribs are our best seller. You need one in your toolbox. Really, you do.
Red - VERT SOFT - Great for compressing slabs, burnishing rims, chamois, and handbuilding.
Yellow - SOFT FLEX - Perfect for smoothing, burnishing, porcelain, throwing, and handbuilding.
Green - MEDIUM FLEX - Great for compressing bottoms, burnishing, trim marks, throwing, and handbuilding.
Blue - FIRM FLEX - Still Flexible but Stiffer. Great for high burnish and throwing large work.
89mm x 43mm (3.5"x 1.75")
Our Mudtool ribs are made from a flexible material that is considered the "stainless steel" of plastics. Unlike rubber, this material will not develop burrs or cracks. In fact, these ribs will burnish themselves as you use them, so, the more you use them the nicer they become.
Available in six shapes, these ribs cover a lot of what hand builders and throwers need from a rib. Each rib shape is available in four degrees of hardness; from very soft to very firm. You choose the shape and hardness that suits your clay and your working style.