How to Use Pop-up Plate Makers
The Pop-up PlateMaker
If you would like to make many plates of the same size quickly, this is the tool.
Step 1:
Using the bigger (top) side of the Pop-up PlateMaker as a template (the side with the hole for the handle), cut a slab of clay for your plate.
Note: you may wish to create a paper template using the top of your PlateMaker. This way you can make plates without removing the handle each time.
Step 2:
Smooth out the edges by placing a piece of plastic over the clay and rubbing with your finger.
Step 3:
If you want to put a texture on the clay, do it at this stage.
Step 4:
Carefully place the cut-out piece of clay on the sponge. We do not recommend cutting clay on the sponge because it will make the sponge dirty.

To keep from sticking it's good to sprinkle corn starth on clay.
Step 5:
Screw the handle into the base, and place the PlateMaker in the center of the clay -- make sure that the distance from the PlateMakerr to the clay's edge is equal on all the sides.
Step 6:
Push the PlateMaker down.
Step 7:
Turn it over.
Step 8:
Tap lightly on the clay with a flat wooden tool to tighten the clay against the PlateMaker.
This is another use of our Gyubera!
Step 9:
Let the plate rest.
Depending on how wet or dry the clay is, and the temperature/humidity of the room, this could be from thirty minutes to a couple of hours. In general, if the clay falls away from the side wall of the PlateMaker when turned over, it is still too wet. You will need to experiment at bit. If the clay gets too dry, it will shrink and crack.
Step 10:
Carefully remove the clay from the PlateMaker. Now your plate is ready for bisquing.
After bisqued