Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BAT - For flattening and leaving textures on clay.

ca: PAL - Per aplanar i deixar textures damunt l’argila.

es: PALO - Para aplanar y dejar texturas sobre la arcilla.

Bats are flat, rectangular pieces of wood with a handle and can be with or without indented textures. Used to hit clay to flatten it out and leave textures.
Note: Bat has several different meanings in pottery and the following links explain different way of using it.

Read more about: Beater: textures / Hammer / Paddle: beating pots / Wheel (f) Bat for throwing