Over-the-Wheel Standard Tile Batt System
This Over-the-Wheel Style Standard Batt System is manufactured from our Premium 15mm MDF. The unique design is especially for pottery wheels with NO batt pins. It includes the following items:-
1 x Master Batt (made to fit your wheel)
1 x Stay-Put Batt Rug (made from a synthetic non-animal Product)
Your choice of either 5 x 150mm Tile Inserts (made from 6mm Premium MDF),
OR 5 x 200mm Tile inserts (made from 6mm Premium MDF).
If you have a wheelhead diameter of 300mm or greater then you may select 200mm sized tile inserts. If you have a wheelhead diameter of less than 300mm, the maximum size tile insert you can choose is 150mm.
The diameter of the master batt is made-to-measure, to fit your particular wheelhead. Please click here for a quick guide to measuring your wheelhead. If you don't see your wheelhead size listed on our website, just enter your own measurements in the "Bespoke" box. We recommend that you always measure your own wheel as manufacturer's booklets can be inaccurate.
Please note that our Over-the-Wheel Tile Batt Systems are specifically designed to be slightly bigger than your wheelhead measurement. This is essential in order for the master batt to go on and off easily. It is quite normal to have a millimetre or so of movement when you put your master batt on the wheel. When the wheel starts spinning, and the wet batt rug is in place, there will be no excess movement. This is part of the unique design. It has been successfully tested for throwing up to 10kg of clay.
Soak the Batt Rug in water. Place flat and smooth on the wheel. Then place the master batt on top, and use the tile inserts as required. Throw!
This is a video of our Over-the-Wheel Batt System in action! (With thanks to Lilly @mae.ceramics for sharing this video. You can find more of her work on instagram)
How to look after this system:
Please do not leave your batts soaking in water. Wood is a natural product and this could cause swelling or warping.
To clean just wipe with a damp sponge to remove any clay.
Remove the batts & rug from your wheel when not in use.
Do not stack these batts together, dry & store vertically..
Do not use metal scourers or screwdrivers on these batts as this can cause damage.
Due to the variety of products and sizes that we offer, most of our items are made to order. Our current manufacturing time for standard orders is 15 working days. For bespoke orders requested using the 'Bespoke Design' option, or emailed to us separately, manufacturing time may be longer. If your order is urgent please let us know and we will try prioritise it if our other customer commitments allow.
Please note that if an order is placed with bespoke features / sizes, it will not be possible to offer any exchange products or refunds unless the items supplied are faulty or do not meet the ordered specification. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more information.