Clay Shrinkage Rulers

Clay Shrinkage Rulers

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Hartley & Noble Clay Shrinkage Rulers

Do you struggle to work-out how big to make your pieces so they're the right size after firing?  
Do you want to create a lid that fits your pot perfectly? 
Use our Clay Shrinkage Rulers to show the size of your work after it's been fired!  

Shrinkage % Ruler Rates

Yellow Ruler        6% & 8%     (Earthenware)
Red Ruler          10% & 11%   (Stoneware)
Blue Ruler         12% & 13%   (Stoneware)
Green Ruler      14% & 15%   (Porcelain)
Black Ruler       16% & 17%   (Porcelain)

Order a set of five so that you have a full range of shrinkage measurement from 6% to 17%. Or just purchase individually. 

How to use Hartley & Noble Clay Shrinkage Rulers

Identify the shrinkage rate of the clay you are using.  
Select the matching shrinkage ruler.
Use the ruler to measure your finished piece, whilst the clay is wet.

For example: If you want your piece to measure 10cm, and your clay has a shrinkage rate of 16%, select the black ruler.  If your wet clay measures 10cm with the black ruler, your fired work will measure 10cm.


Made from flexible acrylic.
Metric number scale - 0 to 15cm.
Single sided - Two shrinkage rates on each ruler.
A hanging hole so you can hang it up in your studio.

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