Brent Slab Rollers

 

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“perfect slabs every time”

—Corey Jefferson
Ceramic Instructor
Herron School of Art & Design

brent® Slab Rollers are Classroom Sturdy!

Create beautiful, consistent slabs every time. Brent slab rollers save your energy, back, and time! Slab rollers are great for the serious slab builder!

 

 


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Shown with optional leg assembly.

brent® SRC Slab Roller

For high school, college or home studio

  • Assembled dimensions: 40"w x 51"l x 40"h (height is with optional leg assembly)
  • Portable table model becomes a floor model with optional leg set
  • All welded steel construction.
  • Opposing rollers to produce even, single pass slabs.
  • Canvas workboards and mats included.

18, 6" x 6" tiles


Slab of clay created by SRC Slab Roller

Max slab dimensions: 21"w x 40"l, up to 1 1/4" thick.


$70 Rebate in AMACO glaze with purchase of SRC, click here to learn more


Click here to learn more about brent Slab Rollers 1 year warranty.

Item No. Description SSU Shipping
Weight
MSRP
22667F SRC without leg assembly,
Includes: (1) 1/4" shim with canvas,
(4) 1/4" shims plain,
(1) 1/8" shim plain
1 180 lbs. $985.00
22668G SRC leg assembly 1 27 lbs. $145.00
22652N 1/8" shim for SRC 1 7 lbs. $16.00
22651M 1/4" shim for SRC 1 9 lbs. $21.00
22650L 1/4" shim with canvas for SRC 1 11 lbs. $54.00
22649K Top canvas for SRC 1 6 lbs. $139.00
22694N Set of four replacement cables for SRC 1 1 lb. $66.00
22934E Round Handle (optional) 1   $169.00
22654R Handle for model SRC 1   $10.95
22641B Top roller for model SRC 1   $45.00
22642C Bottom roller for model SRC 1   $39.00

SRC Replacement Parts fit discontinued AMACO® T-4 Slab Rollers.


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Model SRC has to be shipped by truck.

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Shown with optional leg assembly.

brent® SR-14 Slab Roller

Midsize for School or Studio

  • Assembled dimensions: 27"w x 52"l x 40"h (height is with optional leg assembly)
  • Large table model becomes a floor model with optional leg set
  • All welded steel construction.
  • Opposing rollers to produce even, single pass slabs.
  • Canvas workboards and mats included.

12, 6" x 6" tiles


Slab of clay created from SR-14 Slab Roller

Max slab dimensions: 14"w x 36"l, up to 1 3/4" thick


$70 Rebate in AMACO Glazes with purchase of SR-14, click here to learn more.


Click here to learn more about brent Slab Rollers 1 year warranty.

Item No. Description SSU Shipping
Weight
MSRP
22619Y SR-14 without leg assembly,
Includes: (2) 1/4" shims with canvas,
(1) 1/8" shim plain
1 210 lbs. $1695.00
22620A SR-14 leg assembly 1 35 lbs. $295.00
22523L 1/8" shim for SR-14 1 5 lbs. $17.00
22522K 1/4" shim with canvas for SR-14 1 6 lbs. $39.00
22149N Top canvas for SR-14 1 4 lbs. $150.00
22052N Set of replacement cables for SR-14 1 2 lbs. $83.00
22349R Handle for model SR-14 1   $170.00
22060C Vee rollers for model SR-14 (Bearings) 1   $27.00

SR-14 Replacement Parts fit discontinued AMACO® T-1 Slab Rollers.


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brent® SR-20 Slab Roller

First Choice in Schools

  • Assembled dimensions: 34"w x 76"l x 40"h
  • Best Seller
  • All welded steel construction.
  • Opposing rollers to produce even, single pass slabs.
  • Canvas workboards and mats included.

24, 6" x 6" tiles


Slab of clay created by SR-20 Slab Roller

Max slab dimensions: 20"w x 52"l, up to 1 1/2" thick


$70 Rebate in AMACO Glazes with purchase of SR-20 Slab Roller, click here to learn more.


Click here to learn more about brent Slab Rollers 1 year warranty.

Item No. Description SSU Shipping
Weight
MSRP
22621B SR-20 Floor Model,
Includes: (1) 1/4" shim with canvas,
(1) 1/8" shim plain
1 487 lbs. $2250.00
22526P 1/8" shim for SR-20 1 5 lbs. $27.00
22527R 1/4" shim with canvas for SR-20 1 9 lbs. $120.00
22150P Top canvas for SR-20 1 6 lbs. $170.00
22256A Set of replacement cables for SR-20 1 3 lbs. $83.00
22353X Handle for model SR-20 1   $195.00
22060C Vee rollers for model SR-20 (Bearings) 1   $27.00

SR-20 Replacement Parts fit discontinued AMACO® T-2 Slab Rollers.


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brent® SR-36 Slab Roller

Professional

  • Assembled dimensions: 49"w x 76"l x 40"h
  • Largest Floor Model
  • All welded steel construction.
  • Opposing rollers to produce even, single pass slabs.
  • Canvas workboards and mats included.

48, 6" x 6" tiles


Slab of clay created by brent SR-36 Slab Roller.

Max slab dimensions: 36"w x 52"l, up to 7/8" thick


$100 Rebate in AMACO Glazes with purchase of SR-36 Slab Roller, click here to learn more.


Click here to learn more about brent Slab Rollers 1 year warranty.

Item No. Description SSU Shipping
Weight
MSRP
22622C SR-36 Floor Model,
Includes: (1) 1/4" shim with canvas,
(1) 1/4" shim plain,
(1) 1/8" shim plain
1 706 lbs. $2895.00
22533A 1/8" shim for SR-36 1 15 lbs. $41.00
22535C 1/4" shim for SR-36 1 19 lbs. $59.00
22534B 1/4" shim with canvas for SR-36 1 21 lbs. $190.00
22151R Top canvas for SR-36 1 8 lbs. $270.00
22256A Set of replacement cables for SR-36 1 3 lbs. $83.00
22353X Handle for model SR-36 1   $195.00
22060C Vee rollers for model SR-36 (Bearings) 1   $27.00

IMPORTANT NOTE ON SR-36 SLAB ROLLER: Because the amount of clay and the mechanical pressure that is produced rolling a large slab, the middle of the bed may bow slightly, creating a slab that is thinner on the sides. This variation is more evident when rolling thinner slabs—from 1/2" to 3/8". Its effect on thicker slabs is not quite as evident. This is a great slab roller for large projects, but those looking for thin, consistent slabs, may want to purchase one of our smaller models.

SR-36 Replacement Parts fit discontinued AMACO® T-3 Slab Rollers.


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brent® Mini SRC Slab Roller

For Small Studio, Small Projects

Our portable, sturdy, table-top slab roller fits on the SmartCart.
Assembled dimensions: 31"w x 26"l x 14"h.

  • All welded steel construction.
  • Opposing rollers to produce even, single pass slabs.
  • Canvas workboards and mats included.

4, 6" x 6" tiles


Slab of clay created by brent Mini SRC Slab Roller.

Max slab dimensions: 14"w x 15"l, up to 3/4" thick


Click here to learn more about brent Slab Rollers 1 year warranty.

Item No. Description SSU Shipping
Weight
MSRP
22683B Mini SRC,
Includes: (1) 1/4" shim with canvas,
(2) 1/8" shims plain
1 63 lbs. $665.00
22747G 1/8" shim 1 2 lbs. $15.00
22748H 1/4" shim with canvas 1 3 lbs. $49.00
22688G Top Canvas 1 7 lbs. $54.00
22681X Set of (4) replacement cables 1 1 lb. $57.00
22933F Round Handle (optional) 1   $135.00

Mini SRC Replacement Parts fit discontinued AMACO® Mini T-4 Slab Rollers.


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How to Use a brent® Slab Roller

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Photo of top roller moved to end and canvas pulled back

Step 1: Move top roller all the way to the end where top canvas is attached to the bed. Flip the top canvas back over the roller.


Photo of shims beings placed on bed of slab roller

Step 2: Add or remove masonite shims until the space between the top canvas shim and the roller is the thickness of the slab you desire. Make sure the top shim is canvas side up so the clay does not stick to it.


Photo of clay placed firmly against roller

Step 3: Place clay firmly up against the roller. Lay the top canvas back over the clay.


Photo of straightening top canvas

Step 4: Straighten top canvas so it lays in the middle of the bed. Turn handle to roll out the clay. Return carriage to original position and peel off top canvas.


Photo of removing top shim with clay slab

Step 5: Remove top shim to transport the clay slab to your work area.

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Other Helpful Tips When Using Your Slab Roller

Purchase extra canvas covered shims and top canvas if: 

  • Using very wet clay
  • Rolling slabs continuously
  • Changing clay bodies (shims used for red clay, should not be used for white clay later)


Photo of fresh shim and top canvas with new clay to roll out

The shape of the clay placed on the roller bed will determine the shape of the slab produced. This clay rectangle will produce a slab like the one in the following photo.


Photo of slab of clay produced from the clay rectangle from above photo

Photo of slab of clay produced from the clay rectangle from above photo.


Photo of clay rolled into a narrow slab

A Clay rectangle with the narrow end against the roller will produce a long, narrow slab.

Reduce the stress on the cables by angling the clay placed on the bed against the roller. Limiting the height of the clay to 2 1/2-3 inches will also reduce the stress on the cables.


Photo of a smaller bottom canvas in use

Use smaller heavy canvases on slab roller bed.


Photo of smaller heavy canvas being lifted from slab roller bed

Using a smaller heavy canvas will allow you to lift the clay slab without removing the shim.

Another way to handle clay slabs on heavy canvas is to place a board under the canvas. Once the slab is rolled, lay newspaper on top of slab, then place a second board the same size on top so the slab is sandwiched between the boards. Take the two boards between your hands and flip them over using enough pressure to keep the slab from moving. Remove the now top board and peel off the canvas. Transport the slab to your work area.

Different textures can be produced onto the slabs by using different canvases, linens, or other cloths. The softer and thinner the material, the more care will be needed to create a surface without wrinkles. Create other textures by pressing flowers, leaves, screens, and other found objects into the clay slab.

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Accessories


Photo of brent Clay Extruder mounted on a brent slab roller.

Extruder Mounting Stands


Photo of SmartCart with Mini SRC and other supplies

brent SmartCart


SmartCart Firing Kit

SmartCart™ Firing Kit


SmartCart Non-Firing Kit

SmartCart™ Non-Firing Kit


Ware Cart EX button

Ware Cart EX


Compact Ware Cart button

Compact Ware Cart


Mobile Clay Cart

Mobile Clay Cart


Clay Cart with Wedging Board

Clay Cart with Wedging Board


Wedging Board

Wedging Board

 

Photo of a slump mold

Drape and Slump Molds


Photo of pulling clay from a sprig mold

Sprig Molds


Photo of pulling clay slab from texture mold.

Clay Texture Molds


Photo of slab decorated with Textured Clay Roller

Textured Clay Rollers

 

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Lesson Plans


Photo of clay house

Mi Casa es Tu Casa


Photo of tea bowls

Hand Built Tea Bowls


Photo of plate

Plates Everybody Can Make


Photo of vessel by Dan Gegan

Textured Pottery Using Textured Molds


Photo of a clay mask

Masks


Photo of small slab built dishes

Image Transfer and Printmaking


Photo of a slab built barn

Barns and Silos


Photo of ceramic image transfer piece

Image Transfer: Clay Monoprints


Photo of a tile created using Balsa-Foam as a stamp to create designs on a ceramic tile

Printing/Embossing with Clay/Underglazes


Two cubist clay portraits

Cubist Clay Portrait


Clay Pitcher with Dragonfly

Clay Pitchers


Lantern by Cara Moczygemba

Lanterns to Light


Photo of mosaic created from ceramic pieces and clay slab

Mosaics Made from Clay Slabs, Ceramic Pieces and Grout

 

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WARNING

Moving parts of the slab roller are heavy and can pinch and cause serious injury. Keep hands, hair, and clothes away from roller and moving parts.


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