Basic Pottery Patterns - Rectangles & Squares

A pottery template is useful in hand building when you want to make several items the same size and/or shape. The files below are pre-built templates that are free for use. Download the zip file and extract. Print the PDF file(s) on a normal printer at 100% (or actual size) and cut out the basic pottery patterns. See assembly instructions for larger template sizes that cross multiple pages.

Square Hand Building Pattern One

An organic rounded square pottery pattern that ranges in size from three to twenty inches. Three PDF files with thirty-three pages. Assembling templates before use will be necessary with templates over seven inches.
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Square Hand Building Pattern Two

A more rigid rounded square. Three PDF files with thirty-six pages. Assembling patterns before use will be necessary with templates over seven inches.
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Rectangle Pottery Pattern One

An organic rounded rectangle pattern. Sizes range between four and twenty-four inches (even numbers only). Two PDF files with twenty-four pages between the two. Most templates will need to be taped together before use.
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Rectangle Pottery Pattern Two

A stright sided rounded rectangle pattern. Sizes range between four and twenty-four inches (even numbers only). Two PDF files with twenty-four pages between the two. Most templates will need to be taped together before use.
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