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 paper templates. See assembly instructions for larger template sizes that cross multiple pages.
Hand Building Pattern Sevety-Three
A multi-layered floral plate template. Sizes range from three inches to twelve inches. Three PDF files with thirty-two pages. Most template sizes cross multiple pages and need to be assembled.
Pottery Pattern Seventy-Four
Create a bowl with cutouts. Or use the cut-out sections for contrasting colors. One PDF file with twelve pages. Sizes range from twelve inches to three inches. Sizes smaller than eight inches are on a single page.
Handbuilding Pattern Seventy-Five
Create a vase or vessel with this template. Sizes range from twelve to three inches. One PDF file with eleven pages.
Ceramic Template Seventy-Six
A shape that creates a stunning platter. Sizes range from four to eighteen inches (even numbers only). One PDF file with nine pages.
Hand Building Pattern Sevety-Seven
A platter template. Two different widths available. Sizes range from four to eighteen inches in length. Two PDF files with twenty-four pages.
Pottery Pattern Seventy-Eight
I found this template here. Sizes range from twelve through three inches. One PDF file with eight pages.
Handbuilding Pattern Seventy-Nine
I found this template idea on Ceramic Arts Network, but I wanted a more flared top so made adjustments accordingly. Sizes range from three to twelve inches. One PDF file with twelve pages.
Ceramic Template Eighty
I use this template to make tall. thin vessels. Sizes range from eighteen inches to four inches (even sizes only). Two PDF files with twenty-one pages.