Sunday, April 1, 2012

Biscuit Cutters and White Rabbit

The other day Suzi posted some of her favorite tools. Earlier this week I went to the flea market with Gary to browse. It being the end of the month he decided not to sell anything this week. One of his fellow vendors sold me all of the above for two dollars. How could I go wrong with that price. Many old fashioned kitchen utensils make great clay tools. How about you do have any favorite kitchen utensils you use for clay?

I used the smallest biscuit cutter for the wheels of one of my carts. I like these old fashioned biscuit cutters, they remind me of my grandmother, she made the best baking powder biscuits. I think the star cookie cutter might be brass. I'm not sure what the cutting tool was originally made for. Cheese maybe? I haven't tried it yet. I could cut the clay with it or I could drag it across the clay for texture. I spray a little WD 40 on a paper towel and then rub the oil moistened paper towel on the metal. Then the clay cuts like butter. If I spray directly on the the metal it runs off and doesn't coat as well. You could also use a vegetable oil spray. Glaze load is firing, stay tuned for results next week. I remembered to say white rabbit this morning, so I'm sending out positive vibes into the blog-o-sphere. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. the wood handled tool is used for cutting fancy crinkle cut veggies... at least that is what i use the one i got from pampered chef for. it would make nice cheese designs too :-)
    i am a fan of wd-40 as well. i keep a thin sponge (not the kitchen kind but that yellow type) in a rubbermaid container and spray the sponge with the wd-40 and use it like a blotter for stamps, seashells, etc.

  2. Thank you for the WD40 idea. I will try that!

  3. Hi Michele, thanks, crinkle cut vegetables, I might have to try that. These vintage kitchen utensils are so well made unlike the plastic handled stuff available now.

    Hi Sherry, thanks, the WD 40 works well on wood and metal slump and hump molds too, like bowls and trays, give it a try, I think you will like it.

  4. You got a great bargain there! I need to oil my metal cutters as they are getting some rust. I like the paper towel idea, thanks.

  5. You just don't want to know the word I resorted to when I just realized I had missed another "white rabbit". I guess good luck just isn't in my future:)) So glad you remembered.


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