The Jigger

The Jigger is a hand machine we use for making cups, bowls, mugs and candles— basically, anything with concavity deeper than a plate. It’s an indispensable tool here at the factory.





The basic mechanism of a jigger is simple: an arm with a soft knife attachment lowers into a mold filled with clay on a spinning surface. 

Add a little water, pull down on the arm, and voila— a bowl! The top knife forms the interior of the pot, while the mold forms the exterior. It's a mesmerizing show to watch, as form slowly reveals itself out of a lumpy, shapeless clay ball. 


Read more about The Jigger, here.

The Jigger