Templates for Clay Projects

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 templates for clay. See assembly instructions for larger template sizes that cross multiple pages.

Hand Building Pattern Eighty-One

This template makes a beautiful bowl. You’ll need to thin your slab where the petals overlap. Sizes range from three to eighteen inches. Three PDF files with thirty-six pages.
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Pottery Pattern Eighty-Two

A bowed oval template. Sizes range from four to eighteen inches (even numbers only). One PDF file with nine pages.
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Handbuilding Pattern Eighty-Three

This template will create a beautiful rim. Sizes range from three to eighteen inches. Three PDF files with thirty-six pages.
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Ceramic Template Eighty-Four

A bowed square template with subtle insets. Sizes range from three to eighteen inches. Three PDF files with thirty-six pages.
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Hand Building Pattern Eighty-Five

Another circular template with a subtle rim. Sizes range from three to eighteen inches. Three PDF files with thirty-four pages.
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Pottery Pattern Eighty-Six

Sizes range from three to twelve inches. One PDF page with twelve pages.
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Handbuilding Pattern Eighty-Seven

A diamond shape with a complicated rim. I haven’t personally used this template, so am not sure how it will turn out. One PDF file with twelve pages. Sizes: three to twelve inches.
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Ceramic Template Eighty-Eight

Beam Me Up Scotty Plate and platter template. Sizes range from three to eighteen inches. Three PDF files with thirty-two pages.
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