Free Pottery Clay Handbuilding Templates

Templates have been redone with a grid background in an attempt to reduce the toner/ink used by printing. Sizes that can fit on a single page are positioned so that assembly is not required. Unnecessary interior patterns have been removed from PDF files. These changes were made based on feedback received by visitors to this site. Assembly instructions are available for the below handbuilding pottery templates.

Handbuilding Template One

A basic circle pattern with the center cut-out. Sizes range from three inches to twelve inches. The PDF file of templates has eleven pages. Eight-, nine-, ten-, eleven- and twelve-inch pottery patterns cross multiple pages. If you're looking for a hollow circle template with the same sized ring width, check out these templates.
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Hand building Pattern Two

Template two is a circle with an off-set cut out. Sizes expand from three to twelve inches. The PDF file consists eleven pages. Eight- through twelve-inch clay slab patterns cross four pages each.
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Hand-building Template Three

Another off-set circular template that is similar to template two with some added whimsey. Dimensions range from three to twelve inches. There are two PDF files with a total of nineteen pages. Eight-inch through twelve-inch ceramic patterns cross multiple pages and will need to be assembled.
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Clay Pattern Four

Template four is a square template with a ruffled edge. Sizes are scaled between three inches to twelve inches. Pottery templates eight through twelve cross multiple pages. The PDF file contains eleven pages.
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Pottery Template Five

A rounded square template with lobes in the corners. Sizes range from three inches to twelve inches. Patterns eight-inch through twelve-inch cross two to four pages. The three PDF files contain thirty-one pages of templates for hand building with clay.
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Ceramic Pattern Six

An oval template whose rim creates movement. Sizes range from three to twelve inches. Ceramic patterns eight through twelve cross multiple pages. The file has eleven printed pages.
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Pottery Pattern Seven

A circular pattern with a delightful rim. Sizes range from three inches to twelve inches. Templates eight-inch through twelve-inch cross multiple pages. Create a pierced clay plate or use the cut-outs for an alternative color by using Mason Stains. The file contains eleven pages.
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Pottery Pattern Eight

Template eight is a bowed rectangle shape perfect for platters and other serving pieces. Sizes range from three to twelve inches. Pottery patterns eight through twelve cross multiple pages. Eleven pages are contained in the file.
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