Acquiring tools will not make better pots - practicing with them will.
Every potter has a set of core tools – tools that she won’t leave home without. Then there are the secondary tools – tools that are used for more specialized purposes. Although I don’t use these tools every day, I appreciate having them when I need them.
Wire brush – I prefer this tool for scoring. It is one of my favorites.
Clean up tools – Needful for removing glaze drips. And even though I have several, I still can’t find one when I need it.
Hole Punch – How else can I make a teapot?
Sherrill Stainless Steel Ribs – These are a little pricey but they are a nice alternative to the more flexible aluminum ribs. I especially like Rib #0.
Lid Master Calipers – Most useful for making well-fitting lids.
Red Bulb Slip Trailer – This is one of the better slip trailers.
Speed ball roller – An alternative for a rolling pin in a size that feels more managable.