3.25" Coiled Wire Yumi

This tool is used to create wavy lines or a shell pattern when slicing a slab of clay or surface of a pot. You can also make zigzag pattern or many impressive patterns by shifting the tools to right and left when slicing the clay. This tool is 3.25 inches long and comes in three different coil diameter of cutting wire. The bigger the coil diameter, the wider the lines will be made. The smaller the coil diameter, the narrower the lines will be made.

Smaller coil diameter will create narrower wave lines.

Bigger coil diameter will create wider wave lines.

Photo and materials from :
Pottery Decoration by Thomas Shafer
Inside Japanese Ceramics by Richard L. Wilson 1995
The World of Japanese Ceramics by Herbert H. Sanders
The Japanese Pottery Handbook by Penny Simpson
Shoji Hamada, A Potter's Way and Work by Susan Peterson
The Art of Bernard Leach by Carol Hogben

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