Quick Tip: The Pac-Man™ Sponge!

If you are someone who is constantly misplacing your tools in the studio, you will probably appreciate this smart way to keep track of your sponge from Jeni Hansen Gard (this happens to be one of the many great tips for clay artists and ceramics teachers on Jeni’s video, Teaching Clay in the Classroom, Part 1!). Turn the typical yellow pottery sponge into Pac-Man™ by cutting a slit from the edge to the center of the sponge. Then store it on the side of your bucket when not in use! Brilliant!

For more ways to keep track of your tools, see this post from the archives! –Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.


Take a round yellow throwing sponge, cut a V-shaped slit, and voilà! You’ve just created a PacMan sponge. Hang it on the rim of a bucket and never lose your sponge again.

**First published in 2018.
  • Claire O.

    another tip. Take the cork (real or fake) out of wine bottle. Stick a strong sewing needle (dull side in) as far as you can push it. Voila. Your needle tool will float. No more finger pricks as you fish around at bottom of the bucket for the needle.

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