Japanese Inspired & Re-imagined As the name implies, we think this ceramic trim tool does it all. Since his first visit to Japan in the 80′s, Michael has spent years altering and remaking his own Japanese style trimming tools to suit his various needs. These efforts have all combined into the elegant versatile pottery tool you see here. The sharpened more familiar spade shape provides an excellent precise cutting edge, especial for working the details around the foot of tea bowls, bowls and plates. The curl, provides both a broad surface for smoothing and a tight shape for detail trimming. We hope you enjoy discovering all the possibilities this tool provides.