Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CLAWS -Tool to hold hot pieces of pottery.

ca: PINCES - Eines per aguantar una peça d’argila roent.

es: PINZAS - Para aguantar piezas de arcilla ardiente.

Claws are known as glazing claws. There are different types and sizes and they are used to hold vessels while dipping and to move ware while still hot after firing. There are special ones are made with long handles to move red hot work, as in Raku. Claws are also known as tongs. Read more about: Raku tongs