The Hartley & Noble Spider Batt.
Our multi-purpose Spider Batt is manufactured using our 6mm Premium MDF. This product does not come with batt pin holes but it can be used with our Stay-Put Batt Rug
The Batt is split into 16 equal sections with a circle drilled and painted every 25mm from the centre. It is then laquered to protect the wood and create a batt that is built to last.
When Throwing... Make centering and coning a doddle by using the highly visible concentric lines to position your ball of clay at the centre of the wheel.
For Sgraffito, Carving or Painting... use the evenly spaced, precise grid lines to plot and mark out your decorative designs.
For Trimming... When your pot is leatherhard and ready for trimming, apply just a little bit of water to the batt, turn the wheel and smooth out the water over the batt with a small sponge. Then gently run the sponge around the rim of the pot. Put the pot on to the batt (rim side facing down). Gently tap it to ensure suction. Trim-away!
These batts are made to order in our workshop in Northamptonshire. We design, cut, and hand finish them with a gentle chamfered edge that's kind to the hands during throwing. Then we hand paint the grid lines, sand the batt smooth, and apply a protective lacquer spray.
When buying online, simply select the diameter of your wheelhead from the boxes available. If your size isn't listed, then tell us your wheelhead measurements in the 'Bespoke Design' box. If you require help, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This batt does not come with batt pin holes. If you have batt pins you may wish to remove them. Adhere the batt to your wheelhead using a pad of clay, or using our 'Stay-Put Batt Rug'. This can be purchased by clicking the link below.
Stay Put Batt Rug
For further guidance taking your wheelhead measurements, please click the link below.
Wheel Head Measuring Guide
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.