The use of a paddle in ceramics is a common way for potters to alter wheel-thrown forms once they are leather-hard. Paddles are often used in handbuilding as well, and allow you to create even walls paddle smooth coil built forms. Paddling involves the gentle patting of a leather hard ware with a paddle. In addition to shaping, paddling also aids in compression of clay at the pot’s surface, which adds strength and stability to the piece.
The wood paddle measures 10.5 inches long and 3.75 inches at it's widest point.