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Tool Talk Thursday: Clay Cutters

Recently on the Beads-of-Clay Yahoo Group there was interest in finding out more about cutters for clay.
Several folks wrote in and gave some good resources for locating cutters:

BOC member Tari Sasser of  Creative Impressions is Clay  suggested:  Sur la Table  This is a great site with over 64 products.  I noticed some great and sturdy heart cutters out of plastic.  And many other sturdy plastic ones as well.  Plastic is great because there is no seam where the metal goes together and they don't seem to sag and loose their shape over time.  They are called snap because they nest together and then are snapped shut for easy storage.

Boc Member Tanya Davidson wrote in about her online storeWholeLottaWhimsy to let us know that they carry a full line of cutters good for clay.  I have shopped at Whole Lotta Whimsy for years and am always satisfied with my purchases ranging from PMC materials to kilns.  Great Shop.  She gave us a link for the cutters here  And she carries my favorite kind of cutters which are from Makin's.

I just recently purchased these oval cutters.  They have great potential for a number of projects I have in mind.

Boc Member and our Beads of Clay Etsy Shop manager, Yoli Miramontes suggested The Cookie Cutter Guy Etsy shop for unusual cutters.

And if you are not able to find the cutters you want you can make your own from simple materials at the hardware store.  Here is a great tutorial on how to do it from the cooking site  CakeCentral.com.  Click here to learn how.


  1. Pretty cool post Mary! and thank you for posting Cake Central link too, I had it saved in my old computer.... but couldn't find it recently.

  2. I like the Ateco cookie cutters. They come in sets of 5 or more sizes per shape. Thats for the post Mary. It is nice to have several options for cutters!

  3. Don't forget to raid your kid's play-doh tool box! Lots of good stuff in there.

  4. Thanks Mary! I have been looking for a way to make my own cutters in a way that would not require tape to hold it together... I usually use the stainless steel strips that they have in the metals section of the local hardware store - wonder if that will work just as the aluminum will (without having to cut it into 1" strips) with epoxy...

    Was just in the studio today (my once a week) and had that on my mind! Thanks for the post!!!


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