Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

SLAB - Roller

ca: PLAQUES - Laminadora

es: PLACAS - Laminadora

Slab roller: is a very useful tool in a workshop to make flat blocks of clay, in various sizes height wise, they are manually controlled. On each side is a handle to vary the height which the clay can be rolled out to. They are made with two rotating rollers mounted on a rigid, metallic surface. You can roll out sheets of clay between 0.2 mm up to 5 cm high. The thickness is obtained by millimeter rules placed on both sides.

Industrial electrical rollers are made for manufacturing tiles, mosaics, tiles, bricks, etc.The photos show a slab roller on a table to work by hand.