HOLE TOOLS - To use with clay.
Hole cutters are tools to pierce holes and dig out clay in general decorating. They are made in different sizes, with a wooden handle and a stainless steel head which is a round empty tube, cut at the top at 45º.
Hole piercers are tools to pierce holes into clay for lamps where the wire has to pass, for tea pots and for general decorating into clay. The main one is made in different sizes, with a wooden handle and a stainless steel blade which is long and pointed. The narrower one is basically the same, only the blade is round and tapers to a point.
Needles are made in two sizes, the thin one is used for trimming rims of pots and jars and the thicker one is for pierced and sgraffito work and making holes in plates to hang up.
Salt and Pepper Piercer has a thin, steel pointer bar of a different thickness at each end and was originally designed to make holes in salt and pepper pots. It is used for pierced decoration where small holes are needed. Read more about: Hole cutters / Hole piercer / Needle tool / Salt and pepper piercers