Can’t decide which Mudsponge to buy? Why choose at all! There is a reason we have all three!
White = fine, finishing
Orange = medium, super absorbant
Blue = course, general use workhorse sponge
The White Finishing is made with a tight-cell material and is less absorbent than the Blue Workhorse. It is excellent for finishing work, final detail and clean-up of surfaces and won’t pull out grog or other materials in the clay body. Think of it like a chamois sponge.
The Orange Absorbent is the perfect throwing sponge. More absorbent than the White Finishing and the Blue Workhorse, it is the sponge Michael uses for throwing.
The Blue Workhorse is a great all-purpose sponge made of an open cell material that is very absorbent. We’ve shaped it like a potters rib to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Dyed with a natural pigment, the color will fade with use.
Natural sponges have been used by potters for years. However, the quality of natural sponges can be unpredictable and we try to be environmental conscious about what materials we use and the long term effects. Our sponges are made of a biodegradable and environmentally friendly material that is incredibly durable. Your Mudsponge comes to you compressed for economy of space and for the fun of watching them expand when introduced to water.