Every potter will agree that an apron is one of the essential items to have in your studio. Not only do they help keep your clothes clean as you work, but some also come with pockets that you can use to hold some of the tools you work with.
The best aprons for potters are the YukaBa Apron. Its unique design ensures you remain comfortable when working. The CLAYPRON Artist Split Apron comes second. The Mignongirl Crossback Apron is an excellent alternative choice and the CONDA Cotton Canvas Apron is a good budget pick.
Choosing the best apron may not be a simple task as it sounds. Lucky for you, I have all four and have compiled this list of the four aprons that could be ideal for your pottery work. Have a look at these four choices and what they have to offer.
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Top Choice: YukaBa Blue Adjustable Denim
One of the important features of the best aprons for potters is comfort. My top choice is the YukaBa Blue adjustable denim apron. This unisex apron is an optimized upgrade, with the weaving way and material improved to reduce dispersion. The manufacturers also increased the size of the apron to make it more practical.
One of the best features of this Apron is the lightweight, comfortable feel. I hardly know I have it on. Who wants to feel a heavy, bulky apron, especially around their neck, when they are working?
This apron also comes with a comfortable adjustable neck strap so you can easily wrap it around and adjust it in the front. Thanks to this long-neck strap, you can alter the apron to fit you perfectly. This way, all your clothes are covered while you’re working, so you don’t need to worry about getting clay off them.
It also comes with three pockets, two broad and deep at the front, and the other a bit smaller on the top. These pockets are deep enough to hold any tools you may need to use in your pottery studio.
The apron is made of cotton and polyester, making it easy to clean.
You can rinse the clay off and wash the apron in the washing machine, and you won’t have to worry about it fading, shrinking, or acquiring wrinkles. You only need to ensure you set the washing machine to tumble-dry low with similar colors. I use this Apron whenever I’m Glazing, Trimming, or Handbuilding.
I recommend hand washing all Aprons or getting the excess clay off your Apron first. Over time your pipes may clog depending upon how much clay you have on your Apron. So, it’s best to always use the same drain you use for your clay.
Runner Up: CLAYPRON Artist Split Apron (Blue Denim)
The CLAYPRON Artist apron features a split leg and overlap design. This unique design ensures you remain comfortable as you work on your pottery. Additionally, it provides enough coverage when handling clay without having to adjust the apron or strapping the bottom to your ankles.
This blue denim apron is made from 100% cotton, which is breathable and hence comfortable for most potters. It also has long straps, which allow you to adjust the height to whatever suits you best. At 48 inches long and 29 inches wide, this apron’s one size fits most people.
As a potter, you may want to carry some items on you as you work. The apron comes with two slanted side pockets that are deep enough to hold several tools as you work with your clay.
This is my favorite Apron when I am throwing on the wheel. It covers well and is not cumbersome when I am throwing. Some long aprons can be heavy to work with. This apron is nice and lightweight, which makes a difference when you’re on the wheel for a while.
Cleaning this apron is pretty easy, just rinse the clay off and throw it in the washer
and dryer, then iron it a little if you wish. It is also easy to hand wash and air dry as well.
Budget Pick: CONDA Cotton Canvas Professional Bib Apron With 3 Pockets
This CONDA Cotton Canvas apron offers a flattering shape and is comfortable as you’re crafting your clay. The apron is made from canvas, which is easy to clean and features an extra-long neck. The neck is made from cotton. I would have liked the neck strap to be a bit thicker.
This bib apron is quite versatile and comes in a one-size-fits-all design. It measures 31 in (78 cm) by 27 in (68 cm), making it suitable for most adults. It is on the shorter side, but I am also on the taller side. With that said, the coverage is still adequate when I am handbuilding and glazing.
What’s more, it comes with three pockets: One pocket on each side and another one over the chest. The pockets are a good size that will come in handy when you need to hold several tools while working in your pottery studio.
Despite this apron being my budget pick, it does quite well in terms of durability. The cotton canvas used to make this apron is not waterproof, but both durable and absorbent.
It’s easy to wash and long-lasting, so you can use the apron for quite some time.
If you’d like to extend its lifespan, you should ideally wash it by hand, and air dry it instead of Machine washing or using bleach. Tumble drying is Not recommended.
If you’re looking for an ideal potter’s apron on a budget, then you can spend your money on this choice. It sounds like a good deal, right?
Other Choice: Mignongirl Crossback Apron With Pockets
If you’re looking for an apron that’s made from a different material, my alternative choice for the best aprons will be an excellent option. The Mignongirl Crossback apron is made from a soft canvas, making it easier to clean off any stuck clay. The canvas is ultra-durable and very easy to clean. It is recommended to hand-wash only.
The fitting on this apron is the one quality that makes us rank it as the alternative choice. The straps on the Mignongirl Crossback apron are adjustable and removable. You can adjust the straps to suit your size, ranging from M-XXL, to ease your neck pain. The quick-release hardware buckle fastener ensures that you only need one minute to take the apron off.
Additionally, the apron features a cross-back design that does help ease the stress on your neck but is not easy to get into. I do like not having a strap around my neck, though sometimes the strap does come down off my shoulders if I have the straps tied too loose.
You also get nice size straps on the apron for a more comfortable fit.
This apron features the same unique split design as my second choice. This design makes it convenient for you to sit when making pottery. The apron also comes with two pockets on one side that you can use to store tools or any other items you may need while working.
The 4 Aprons I USE
|Brands||Rated||Pockets||Type||Color Choice||Check Price|
|Yukawa||Top Choice||4||Bib||No||Click Here|
|Claypron||Runner Up||2||Split Leg||No||Click Here|
|Migningirl||Other Choice||2||Split Leg||Yes||Click Here|
The best apron should be a perfect fit, so your clothes are well covered. If you’re going to work on your pottery every day, then you must ensure your apron is durable and won’t wear out after a few washes.
YukaBa apron emerges as my top pick because of how comfortable and lightweight it is. I use it mainly for handbuilding and glazing. Coming at a close second is the CLAYPRON artist split for its unique design, great coverage when throwing on the wheel, and long straps that allow you to adjust it to your comfort. The Mignongirl apron is also an excellent alternative with the cross-back design that also allows for utmost comfort when working, while the CONDA cotton canvas professional apron is ideal for anyone who wouldn’t want to spend a fortune on the apron.
Hopefully, this compilation helps you choose an apron that you’re going to love. Have a look at the four picks and choose one or two that allows you to be well protected while you are working on your pottery.