Handbuilding Patterns for Pottery

A hand building pottery pattern is useful when you want to make several items the same size and/or shape. The files below are pre-built patterns 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 paper templates. See assembly instructions for larger template sizes that cross multiple pages.

Hand Building Pattern Forty-One

Another organic hand-built platter that has sizes ranging from three to eighteen inches long. Two PDF files with seventeen pages. Larger sizes need to be taped together before use.
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Handbuilding Pattern Forty-Two

A rectangular pottery template with an undulating edge. Sizes range from twenty inches down to three inches. Twenty pages in two PDF files.
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Pottery Template Forty-Three

Yet another undulating circular paper handbuilding pattern. Sizes three inches to twelve inches. Ten pages available for print in one PDF file. Larger sizes will need to be assembled before use.
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Hand-Building Template Forty-Four

A lovely bowed oval pottery pattern. Sizes range from three inches to twelve inches. All templates over seven inches span across multiple pages and will need to be taped together. One PDF file with eight pages.
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Pottery Pattern Forty-Five

A mug or vase handbuilding template – depending on the size that you choose. There are ten sizes ranging from three inches to twelve inches. One PDF file with ten pages.
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Ceramic Template Forty-Six

These are cone templates. I learned about using a cone from Sandi Pierantozzi. She shows in her video What If? how to place a foot ring on the cone to get the an angle.
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Clay Pattern Forty-Seven

Another flower-ish pattern to make gorgeous hand-built plates and platters. Sizes range from three to twelve inches. One PDF file with twelve printed pages.
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Clay Template Forty-Eight

Create a beautiful platter with this handbuilding template. Sizes range from four to eighteen (even numbers only) inches. Two PDF files with sixteen pages.
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