Paper Templates for Pottery | iMadaPot A pottery template is useful in hand building when you want to make several items the same size and/or shape. The files below are pre-built templates that are free for use. Download the zip file and extract. Print the PDF file(s) on a normal printer at 100% (or actual size) and cut out the paper templates. Slab Pottery Templates: A Great Way to Generate New Forms Jan 09, 2019Andrew Avakian makes slab pottery templates to help generate new slab built forms. Andrew creates maquettes of possible new pieces using tagboard (thick paper) and then tweaks them until he creates the desired form. Then he builds the piece in clay.