Exploration of Ceramic Production Manufacturing Tools

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01 - Pickax
Tool for quarrying porcelain stone, which have been used until recently

02 - inyatebo
Also called "ninaitebo", used hanging at each end of a pole for carrying stone.
Clay making
  image image 03 - choppage (ladle)
Used to ladle water containing powdered clay.
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04 - Paddling wheel
Wheel for paddling. A piece is formed with a wooden paddle on a wheel that is being turned using one hand.

05 - Wooden paddle
Used for paddling a piece into shape or to make it stronger and finer at the bottom.

06 - Wooden mold
Used for forming by pressing clay directly onto it

07 - Clay mold (for kataoshi interior mold making process)
Used for forming by pressing clay directly onto it

08 - Clay mold (for katauchi press mold making process)
Used for forming by placing a half dry piece formed on a wheel over the mold.

09 - Kerokuro (kick-wheel in comparison with hand-wheel)
Used for forming by kicking to turn and usually called 'kuruma (wheel)' in Arita.

10 - Spatula (nobebera)
Used to spread clay to the shape of a piece of ware when forming on the wheel.

11 - Spatula (binbera)
Used especially to spread clay on the mouths of vases and jars in wheel-forming.

12 - Tonbo
Used to measure the depths and diameters of pieces of ware in wheel-forming.

13 - Kiriyumi
Used to cut extra clay off a piece in wheel-forming.

14 - Kiriyoma
Made of horse-tail hair or straw and used to release a finished product from the wheel.

15 - Spatula (oshibera)
Used for finishing in wheel-forming.

16 - Spatula (naginata-bera)
Used to finish vases in wheel-forming.

17 - Hassun
Used as a plate for larger pieces when drying after forming.

18 - kana (plane)
Dialect for 'kanna' in Arita. Used to plane formed and dried pieces into shape.
  # All the tools are owned by the Arita Museum of Folk Materials.