I been chasing jugs for a while now during these last summers months. But I have not still I feel got my jugs to where I want them yet. The jug making has been a lot of fun and still is and still is my pet project at the moment. Big ones and small one of all shapes and sizes they line my shelfs. Sunday just gone was a good jug making day and now I am just waiting for these pots to go leather hard. I have had a bit of a problem with getting my pots leather hard or getting the timing right when they are at that state. As my work shop is very cool, the pots take a week to get to the leather hard state. In my keenness to attached my handles to jugs I have distorted the jugs in the process as they have still been soft! When I have not been moving flat again this summer or in the workshop I have been distracted by other things like potters shows for one over the summer months, I have visited a good few show where potters have been showing their wares. Here is a nice example of one the delights of those shows. I bought this and I just love it.
At last i have managed to get my Wenger Kick wheel into the estate car and over to Padfield Engineering for it’s conversion to a pedal kick Wheel. This is how in looks at the moment as a stand up kick wheel. I must make a point here as i write this as i have been told that this is in fact a turning Wheel (for turning pots) and not as such a potters Wheel! Although people use them as potters Wheels. Throwing pots on this type of Wheel has been awkward at the best of times as its meant the repositioning of you body as you have been throwing. Standing up and kicking at the same time does not enabled your body to be positioned over the pots. So as you look at the picture just under the clay tray there will be a seat and futher down the wheel the existing kick mechanism will be converted so it is in reach of my right or left foot. As i have mentioned in another post i have ran with what i had got because of money and practicalitys. I will take lots of detailed pictures of the conversion and post them when its done. This will be good i hope; and hopefully a cheaper way for people to get a kick Wheel.