Tagged: pug mill

One fixed pug

Here is my fixed pug thanks to Jim Simpson who had to drill and refit the position of the chuck and motor as it had some how disengaged.

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Also a good day throwing yesterday, as in I feel I am getting to know and feel the clay more. Which is making me contemplate throwing some salt jars as they are the same cylinder shape as a jug, just a bit wider and with a short cylinder base on the front attached.

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recycling clay

 Matsakazu Kusakabe wood burning kiln

What a weekend I just had over in Chesterfield. One of the reasons to go to Chesterfield was to get my pots fired in Jim Simpsons kiln.The pots made it over in one piece, and I was all set to get on the wheel at Jim`s  to start throwing two-pound pots. But it all went a bit pear-shaped which is down to myself confusing Jim with too many suggestions to what I needed to get done. Jim had started showing me a few techniques on the wheel to speed up my throwing. Which I was supposed to practice soon after, but we had a tea brake and got distracted with recycling the clay I had brought over with me. To put the clay through the pug mill we first had to take it a part and clean it which took some time. On the whole we got a lot of things done like recycling the clay and making up some slips. The pug mill has returned with me to Glossop and will be a great tool in my workshop, also a money saver. Two weeks and I should see the results of the firing of my pots, which hopefully will see the handles still on!

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