Throwing Rib.

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Description:Thrower's rib made from slate.

A hand-held tool used for smoothing the outside shape of a pot while it is being thrown.

The thumb hole aids use.

Ribs are usually made from pottery, metal or slate by the thrower for his own use.

They are believed to be called ribs because they were originally made from animal's ribs.

Roughly 12cm in length.

Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Tools Collection.

This object is now part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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Creators: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - Creator

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Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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