Potters are among my largest group of customers and collectively they buy just about every type of brush i offer. I’ve also made specialty brushes per requests from potters.

Note that I’ve added an asterisk “*” below to indicate the most popular brushes.

The demands of Pottery brushwork includes needs for the biggest, smallest, most course, the finest, the most precise brushes plus other brushes that help produce abstract results. Brushes for pottery use need to be very durable, responsive, and able to hold a lot of material that is not necessarily very viscous.

Really, there is nothing more challenging for a brush than working with the common materials of pottery.

One of my bigger exhibits is the annual NCECA conference. NCECA is short for the National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts. Around 6,000 Pottery teachers, professional and student potters and pottery enthusiasts attend this conference and NCECA reaches into just about every Art School, pottery studio, and a lot of the art supply industry.

The NCECA annual conference meets at a different location every year. While there are several typical commercial brush offerings at this show, and i’m the only one to make highly responsive, very durable and entirely hand made brushes. I’m delighted and very honored to note that my brushes have made it to just about every country on the planet due in a large part to those who attend the NCECA conference.

In addition to the NCECA conference, i exhibit at many of the top 10 rated juried art shows and other similar shows. Art shows attract a lot of very skillful potters. At nearly every show, up to around 30% of the visitors to my booth are potters.

Due to the large number of potters who buy my brushes, I offer a lot of brushes that are suitable for pottery brushwork.

Following is a listing of my brushes which are the most popular with potters. The recommendations below are based primarily on my experiences at the NCECA conferences over several years, where i’ve sold thousands of my best brushes.

Note that most of my brushes have a very fine tip. That one of my areas of specialty.

I’ve added an asterisk “*” to indicate the most popular brushes.

Brushes for Detail Work

My most popular brushes for this group include many of my most responsive and durable calligraphy brushes. In particular they include the following brushes.

* Small Diameter Goat and Synthetic Blend Brush With A 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Small Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Small Diameter Brown Synthetic Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

Small Diameter Siberian Elk Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Itty Bitty Orange Synthetic Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

Itty Bitty Orange Synthetic Brush With 1 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Medium Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi Handle

* Medium Diameter Brown Synthetic Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi Handle

* Medium Diameter Goat And Synthetic Blend Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi Bamboo Handle

* Medium Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush With 3/4 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi Handle

General Use Brushes

These brushes are great for a wide variety of work. They are easy to use on the tip for finely detailed work, the tip can be splayed to make grasses, small leaves, hash marks or cross hatching. They can also be used on the side to create a roughly 1″ wide stroke.

* Small Diameter Goat and Synthetic Blend Brush with 1 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Small Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush With 1 Inch Long Bristle and Bamboo Cane Handle

* Medium Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush with 1 Inch Long Bristle and Wangi Handle

Small Diameter Goat Hair Brush with 1 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

Medium Diameter Goat Hair Brush With 1 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

Medium Diameter Goat Hair Brush With 1 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi Handle

Liners, Riggers and Longer Bristle Length Brushes

These brushes are great for organic curves and lines. They are also great for wide hatching and cross hatching. They can be used for up to the width of the brush to make very unique and striking results. The Mountain Goat brushes are intended to be used just wet at the tips and then splayed out. It is like holding 20 small brushes in your hand at once. It can produce many delicate lines that can run straight or swirl or spiral. Your imagination is given an awesome tool for creative play.

* Small Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush with 2 Inch Long Bristle and Bamboo Cane Handle

Small Diameter Sabeline Brush With 1.5 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Medium Diameter Goat And Synthetic Blend Brush with a 2″ Long Bristle And Wangi Handle

* Medium Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush with 2 Inch Long Bristle and Bamboo Cane Handle

* Medium Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush With 2 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi Handle

Large Diameter Mountain Goat Hair Brush With 6 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

Extra Large Diameter Mountain Goat Hair Brush with 6 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi and Bamboo Cane Handle

* Large Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush with 2 Inch Long Bristle and Bamboo Cane Handle

Specialty Brushes

My specialty brush series are, well, special. They offer unique combinations of capabilities in the form of brushes. For instance, my combined Wangi and bamboo handle brushes can produce a hair fine line and be used up to the full width of the brush. They are very responsive to work with and also can be splayed to produce the effects of holding many tiny tipped brushes at once. The Drip brushes are ideal for creating drip patterns that can be orderly or uniquely placed. The handgrip brushes are designed for a wide variety of use with a very relaxed hand grip. And they help to keep the fingers from getting tired!

* Medium Diameter Deer Hair Brush With 3 Inch Long Bristle And Wangi Bamboo Handle

* Large Diameter Deer Hair Brush With 3 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

Extra Large Diameter Deer Hair Brush With 3 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Extra Large Diameter Deer Hair Brush with 3″ Long Bristle And Combined Wangi And Bamboo Cane Handle

Large Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush With 1 Inch Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

* Extra Large Soft White Synthetic Brush With Wangi Handle And 1.5 Inch Long Bristle

* Extra Large Diameter Goat and Synthetic Blend Brush With 1.5″ Long Bristle And Bamboo Cane Handle

Hardwood Handgrip Brush With 1 Inch Long Goat And Synthetic Blend Bristle

Bamboo Rhizome Handgrip brush with 2 Inch Long Goat And Synthetic Blend Bristle

Brush Sets

Below are some recommended sets for use with pottery. As suggested above, there are a lot of potential combinations, and the ones below are based on what many other purchased.

Small Diameter Potter’s Set With 1.5 Inch Long Bristles And Bamboo Cane Handles

Small, Medium, Wangi Medium, & Large Diameter Soft White Synthetic Brush Set with 2 Inch Long Bristles

* Medium Diameter Potter’s Set With 1.5 Inch Long Bristles And Bamboo Cane Handles

Large Diameter Potter’s Set With 1.5 Inch Long Bristles And Bamboo Cane Handles

* Small Diameter Synthetic Brush Set With Cane Handles And 1 Inch Long Bristles

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