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Trimming Tools for post production

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Compass tool •
Giffin Parts • Giffin Lid Calipers


Clay Shield by Wiziwig Tools

Trim with an Edge: Less "Crunching" and More Reclaiming!
Keep Your Studio Healthy - Versatile for Most Splash Pans

The Clay Shield is a flexible row of interlocking plastic panels that wrap around the splash pan of most pottery wheels. The Clay Shield is high enough to catch most of the clay scraps, splats, and slip spatters that happened while throwing or trimming, and low enough not to get in your way too much! Keep your clay in the splash pan where it belongs, not on your floors -- and everywhere else, as we all know from experience. You'll benefit from using (and re-using) more of your clay, spending less time on studio cleanup, and reducing possible amounts of dust.

WWC • $35.00
Wiziwig Clay Shield
fits most splash pans


Sue Tool by GR Pottery

Compass turned into a measuring device, to score a line for a consistent lip outside of the body of the form. Works well with the GR Pottery WA system and Oval shapes. Retractable metal point for centering compasss and screw system to hold marking device.

GRST • $8.00
Sue Tool by GR Pottery


The Giffin Grip Model 10

The Giffin Grip Model 10 has proven its usefulness thousands of times in studios across the country and around the world. It has become an all-but-essential tool for production work of any size or kind on the wheel. We stock the Standard (Counter Clockwise) package as well as the Japanese (Clockwise) set.

The Giffin Grip is a recentering, holding and trimming tool for leatherhard or bisque ware. After an initial one-time adjustment, the Giffin Grip snaps on and off your wheelhead easily. Three arms position your pot in the center, and you're ready to work. The complete package comes with everything you see here, including:

  • Basic sliders for plates, bowls and lids.
  • 2" arms for mugs, teacups and small casseroles
  • 3" arms for larger mugs
  • 4" arms for small bottles, pitchers and jars
  • 5" arms for medium bottles and pitchers
  • 6" arms for taller bottles, pitchers and larger vases
  • Wide sliders expand the usable diameter to 14 inches

CT127 • $223.95 (MSRP $249.00)
Giffin Grip - Counter Clockwise (Standard)


CT127C • $223.95 (MSRP $249.00)
Giffin Grip - Clockwise (Japanese)



The Giffin Grip Mini

The Giffin Grip Mini makes trimming your tiniest pots a breeze. The thinner design ensures that your trimmings stay in your splash pan. And, it fits on all standard wheelheads, as well as the Shimpo Aspire wheel! The Giffin Grip Mini is not a total replacement for the original Giffin Grip. It does not accommodate large pots over 9.5" diameter, the Flex Sliders, or the Jumbo Extension Platter.

  • Trim pots as small as 5/8" diameter up to 9.5" diameter
  • locks in place, so it can be used clockwise or counterclockwise!
  • Designed to be used with bat pins, so no need to adjust brackets!
  • Locking button ensures that it stays tight.
  • Fits on the Aspire wheel!
  • Thinner design keeps your trimmings in the splash pan, not on your floor.
  • Includes: plate assembly, Basic Sliders, Wide Sliders, & 5 sizes of rods with hands.

CT127M • $179.10 (MSRP $199.00)
Giffin Grip Mini - Full System



Giffin Grip Parts

Giffin Flex Slider III

GFFS • $40.00
Giffin Flex Slider III (Pack of 3)
The Giffen Flex Slider III makes it easy for you to trim handbuilt, asymmetrical, or plain old wonky pots on the Giffin Grip! Click the image at left for larger view.


BB3 • $19.95
Bottom Brackets (set of 3)


BBS3 • $29.95
Basic Sliders (set of 3)


BWS3 • $29.95
Wide Sliders (set of 3)


GFR15W15 • $49.95
Rods & Hands - set of 15


RH23 • $14.95
2" Rods with Molded Hands (3)


RH33 • $14.95
3" Rods with Molded Hands (3)


RH43 • $14.95
4" Rods with Molded Hands (3)


RH53 • $14.95
5" Rods with Molded Hands (3)


RH63 • $14.95
6" Rods with Molded Hands (3)

Giffin Mittens for Hands

MFH3 • $19.95
Mittens for Hands (Pack of 3)
Soft foam pads for your Giffin Gripฎ. Fits onto Molded Hands and works with the Giffin Grip Model 10 and Giffin Grip Mini™. Less marks, more grip! Use with items RH23-RH63.



Giffin Lid-Master Calipers

Make one measurement and you have its opposite immediately. Does the work of two standard calipers with greater speed, ease, and accuracy.

GI129 • $17.95
Fits up to 11" wide


GI130 • $29.95
Fits up to 20" wide


Pot Lifters

Quantity discounts apply on multiples of the same tool

(sold in pairs only - PL1 has been discontinued)

PL2 • Medium (5" wide)

Buy 1-5 ... 6-11 ... 12+ ...
$14.75 ea $11.80 ea $10.33 ea

PL3 • Small (4" wide)

Buy 1-5 ... 6-11 ... 12+ ...
$14.49 ea $11.59 ea $10.14 ea

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Georgies Ceramic & Clay Co. • 756 NE Lombard • Portland OR 97211 • 503.283.1353
Georgies of Eugene • 1471 Railroad Blvd #9 • Eugene OR 97402 • 541.338.7654
Fax numbers: Portland 503.283.1387 • Eugene 541.338.7565
Portland Store Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00a-5:00p Pacific time • CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
Eugene Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00a-5:00p • Saturday 10:00a-4:00p Pacific time • CLOSED Sunday & Monday

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