Using the Bat Molds - Overview

Pour plaster into the mold of your choice.

Seat the "Quick-Release"
shown here with the 13" flat mold)

The "Quick-Release" allows you to center and secure the bat.

With the Pure & Simple Bat Mold System you can produce plate sets more quickly an easily

Throwing on a domed bat allows you to throw lids, bowls, and plates complete w/ no trimming necessary

It's a snap on a domed bat!

Bowl from #2 Mold by
Mark Williams, South Haven, Michigan

Platter by
John Dodero, Jacksonville, Oregon

Casseroles by
Sheila Jenkins, Willits, California


Step-by-Step:  Plates

1.  Pour plaster into mold and seat quick-release into back of mold.

2. Simply drop bat over the quick-release wheelhead attachment and it's centered & secure.

3. Apply measured clay paddy or slab to bat.


4. Draw clay down over bat and shape foot.

5. Test for thickness.


Step-by-Step:  Lids

1. Draw clay down over bat. 2. Pull up knob 3. Test for thickness. Trim & shape lip.

Bat Design

This optional method allows you to change the size, change the contour, or impress a pattern.




1. Roll out a clay slab. Trim to fit & place in mold. Center mold on wheel (Giffin Grip or clay chuck is helpful) & sponge a slab to desired contour. 2. Impress or carve pattern if desired. Pour plaster and seat quick-release into back of mold. 3. Shape & impress an infinite number of bat designs.

The Pure & Simple Bat Mold System

Plaster bats offer a definite advantage over other bats, they absorb moisture from the base of the clay form. Pots dry evenly and release easily, with no need for wire cutting. The Pure & Simple Bat Mold System allows you to make your own plaster bats simply and economically, for about a dollar a bat! Our "Quick-Release" wheelhead attachment will quickly and easily center and secure your bat perfectly every time. 

Simply mix plaster and water together according to our formula. Pour the plaster into the mold, and then seat the "Quick-Release" into the back of the mold, making the concave triangular impression in the back of the bat. The bat then simply drops over the matching disk with the raised triangular shape which is mounted on the wheelhead, and the bat is locked on. This tongue & groove locking system achieves a superior bat.

Domed Bats allow you to throw lids and plates, complete, at one sitting! You actually throw them upside down on the domed bat. You can form the foot or the knob at the same time. Trimming is eliminated, cutting your work in half! This system is faster. It's easier. And it assures you a more uniform product.

Finally, you have a cost effective and hassle free way to create dinnerware.

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