Kemper Ceramics Tools

Pure Brilliance Clear Gallon Brushing

Regular Price: $35.00


ChoCoLate, very dark, cone 5-6

$0.81 Per Pound

Kemper Ceramics Tools

Kemper Tools

KEMPER still stands for quality tools, superior service and affordable prices. We are proud to be a progressive company, bringing you new innovative art tools to craft the hand of the artist.

  • Kemper tools for ceramics

    Kemper tools for Ceramics

    Located in the U.S.A., we have handcrafted tools for the Ceramic Arts for over 50 years. Here at Kemper, we have employees that have been here for over 30 years. Today that says something. Each employee takes great pride in the quality of their work. Rewarded for quality, safety, and even birthdays Kemper has proven to be a successful family environment in which everyone thrives. Kemper truly is “The American Dream”.It all started in 1947, a friend asked Jack Kemper to make a tool for his class. Jack made his first ceramic tool in his garage in California. As you can guess, soon everyone wanted one of these tools. The first tool was functional and well constructed. However, Jack was just not satisfied and took his simple design and improved it with the intent of making it comfortable in the hand of the artist as well as a nice looking tool.

  • Kemper Pattern Cutters

    Pattern Cutters

    Use to cut out shapes to make holes, or to use the cut out shape by itself or as part of something bigger.

  • Kemper Tools Ribs

    Ribs from Kemper tools

    Ribs from Kemper tools, Ribs are used for scraping, smoothing or re-fining the shape of a pot. They are made from rubber, steel (flexible) or aluminum (stiff) 

  • Kemper Tools For Pottery

    Kemper tools for pottery

    Mostly tool you use for throwing

  • Kemper Tools for Crafts

    Kemper for general craft uses.

    Soo many tools so little time!

  • Kemper Tools For Sculpting

    Kemper tools for sculpting clay

    Wooden sticks, and all...

  • Kemper Pro Tools

    Kemper PRO Pottery Tools-Handmade

    Kemper PRO-LINE tools are crafted from select hardwood handles. The steel loops and blades are made from "knife quality" high carbon steel that has been heat treated and quenched in oil to give the blades maximum hardness and durability. Because high carbon steel takes and holds a sharper and longer lasting edge than stainless, these tools last much longer even when used with highly grogged clays and plaster.

    All of Kemper's PRO-LINE tools are retained by brass ferrules and firmly set with industrial adhesives to protect against water and prevent them from coming loose. In addition each handle is immersed in an oil resin bath to seal the handle against water damage and prolong the life of the tools.

    Since the cutting loops are made from high carbon steel which can rust, we recommend that the tools be kept clean and dry when not in use. Periodically applying a light coat of oil to the both the blade and handle will prolong the life of the tools. 

    Should the need arise these tools can be resharpened if necessary. However, do not use a power grinder as too much heat may be generated which will destroy the temper of the tools. Kemper recommends that a whetstone, either oil or water, be used to restore your tool's keen edge without damaging the tool.