Hickory Clay provides resources devoted to handbuilders.


The dedicated handbuilding area has an 8’ x 4’ table with a laminated work surface and bright, recessed can lights. A Shimpo slab roller sits adjacent to the space. We offer rubberized canvas mats for the slab roller which creates clean slabs that are free of texture.

A 7’ wooden, standing table in front of the windows is an alternative if you prefer standing.


Our collection of over thirty hump molds offers endless possibilities. Shapes include squares, ovals, and cones all varying in size. Ten options of slip and high quality paint brushes help with decoration. There are ten 8” rubber texture rollers and a set of rubber stamps. Additionally we have plywood and gypsum work boards plus Shimpo banding wheels.


  • White Porcelain Slip

  • Pink Slip

  • Orange Slip

  • Yellow Slip

  • Green Slip

  • Blue Slip

  • Black Slip

  • B-Mix Slip

  • 1C Grey Slip

  • B3 Dark Brown Slip

A portion of the studio’s hump molds.

A portion of the studio’s hump molds.

In-progress mug set

In-progress mug set

Extra large hump molds

Extra large hump molds