Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

DIE PLATE - A metal disks used with a clay extruders.

ca: ENCUNY - Disc de metall adaptat a l’extrusora.

es: TROQUEL - Disco de metal adaptado a la extrusora.

Die plates are small metal disks, round and flat and with different cut out spaces. They are attached to the mouth of clay extruders. Clay is pressed through and comes out as a coil with the outside circumference the shape of the die. It can be cut in slices, laid flat to form a pattern or used for handles, etc. The tools they are used with are known by the names of wad mill, dod box or extruder which is the name mostly used.
Read more about: Extruder (2) Manual