Xiem Studio Tools were created by Kevin Nguyen, owner and founder of Xiem Clay Center and Gallery. In Kevin’s words:”Working with clay as an artist and industrial designer, I have often thought, “I wish there was a tool that does….” Since opening Xiem Clay Center and Gallery in 2003, I have watched thousands of students learn and progress with clay. We have stocked our store with tools that match the diversity of classes we offer the ceramic community in the Los Angeles area. Xiem sells a wide range of tools from various vendors. When the tools we needed were not available, I designed and made them to offer in our store. Today, Xiem Studio Tools are distributed worldwide.
At Xiem we are committed to developing the highest quality tools, competitively priced, and with the best service possible. Every Xiem Studio tool offers a simple solution and creative purpose – we are focused on good design, made with intention and quality execution without compromise. Xiem Studio Tools are the new essentials and the premier choice for clay artists.”
Enjoy a wide range tools created for clay and glaze decoration. Choose from Precision Applicators for glaze or slip trailing, Decorative ribs and Art Rollers for adding detail to clay and many other tools to enhance your work.
Xiem is committed to developing the highest quality tools, competitively priced, and with the best service possible. Every Xiem Studio tool offers a simple solution and creative purpose – focused on good design, made with intention and quality execution without compromise. Xiem Studio Tools are the new essentials and the premier choice for clay artists.
Every Xiem Studio Tool offers a simple solution and creative purpose we are focused on good design and quality execution without compromise. Xiem Studio Tools are the new essentials for clay artists.
Be bold. Express your creative side! Discover the unlimited possibilities of pattern and texture with Xiem Art Rollers! Xiem Art Rollers are made in more than 30 seamless designs and are the fun way to explore and create unique ceramic artwork.
Xiem attachable letters and numbers are easy to snap together to form words or phrases–never worry about lining letters up again. Words, phrases and letters can be aligned horizontally or vertically. Great with ink, paint, clay, and underglazes.
Customizable Applicator bottle with customizable tip allows you the freedom to create complex designs in a variety of line widths and thicknesses. The very soft, low-density, clear plastic bottle is ideal for highly controlled applications. It’s perfect for glazes, underglazes, slip, wax resist, inks, watercolors, paints, silk dyes, henna, water-based adhesives, and other liquid media.
A tool that writes and decorates like no other! A true innovation for glazing, slip-trailing, fine detailing, writing, wax-resisting, painting and any other liquid decorating technique you can dream up!
Xiem Silicone Ribs are engineered to be born flawless, gorgeous, flexible, smooth, soft and firm. These Silicone ribs are stand up for you for life–heat, solvent, stain and crack resistant. Perfect for throwing, shaping, smoothing and finishing.
Xiem’s high-grade solid stainless steel tools are hand-crafted to ensure a precise cutting edge and set in a rubber handle for firm gripping and comfort. It is easy to clean and rust free.
Xiem ultimate decorating ribs are perfect for adding 3-dimensional detail to ceramics, glass, cakes and canvas. Flex soft is fantastic for thick clay slip, engobe, under-glazes, paint and gel mediums. Flex firm is good for clay both on the wheel and leather hard malleable surface.
Xiem mini ribbon sculpting tools are excellent for sculpting, carving, trimming, texturing and detailing for a variety of materials such as water based clay, wax, plaster and polymer clay.
The Pro-Cutting Wires are designed to tailor around potters’ needs to optimize their performances and worries free about the wire getting tangled in their tool boxes.
Xiem double-sided and washable Sanding Sticks are made from aluminum oxide grit on a firm backing. No sanding block is needed. They are designed specifically for sanding, shaping, refining, and finishing on porcelain green wares and bisque wares. They also work well with woods, plastics, acrylics, and alabasters. Available in a pack of two for fine, medium, or coarse grit.
They are fawless, flexible and the finest cutlery stainless steel ribs available. They are tailored for all your shaping, trimming, cutting, smoothing and finishing needs on a variety of materials such as leather, hard water-base and oil-base clay, Sculpey Polymer clay, wax, and plaster.
Xiem Ultimate Texture Combs are great for creating lines and strips of different width to produce various 3 dimensional texture effects on malleable surfaces including clay, thick slip, under-glaze, engobes, paint, stucco and gel mediums. These tools are made with silicone to ensure they last a lifetime.
Xiem trimming tools are made of heat-treated steel with ergonomic handles. The blades are very sharp and thin which let you effortlessly trim and cut through clay with no need to be re-sharpened. A thin blade is also better because it creates the least amount of drag on the clay surface and provides a cleaner cut.