Hand made, cherry wood, mushroom anvil head; use with Garrity cherry wood handle. 5" (12.7 cm)) diameter.
Mushroom Anvils are perfectly crafted to fit firmly in your hand and with just enough weight to easily shape a simple clay slab into a dish or dome. Pair a Garrity anvil with foam to press the anvil tops into the clay or use the Mushroom Anvil tops flat on your worktable and drape clay over them.
Traditionally used for smoothing and shaping coiled pot interiors by providing resistance to force applied by a paddle on the outside. Historical evidence suggests that the method might have been used inside woven molds which left distinctive textile patterns.