Hi everyone I have had for some time these potters kick wheel plans. I thought it was time to share these plans. The plans have been sat on my computer for some time, taking up storage space. At one time I thought I could build my own, but this adventure when doing got out of control! I think these plans are good for those people who have the tools and skill to build this kick wheel or have the money to pay someone to build it. it would have been nice to have built this dream, but I have not the wood craft skill, engineering skill or the money to pay someone to build this kick wheel. So help yourself it’s in a pdf file after this sentence.kick wheel plans if you do manage to build a wheel from these plans then please send us some pictures.
Have started throwing bigger jugs of recent using two pounds of clay. It has taken a bit of time to adjust to the new weight of clay as far as centring and shaping is concern. To be honest a lot of my trouble is concentrating on what I am doing, and sticking to it!! I am all over the place at the moment trying to put ever thing I have learnt into practice on the wheel. I forget little simple things like sticking to how far I pull the clay out after centring. This is not such a bad thing as I have found myself ending up creating a pot I would never of never set out to form. In going with the flow of the clay has resulted in a possible vase taking shape or maybe even a honey jar. I suppose its in my nature to-day dream, have a play and not be too serious. please if you read this post, please leave a comment as its great to get some feed back.
Finally after some weeks i managed to put the Kitchen Cupboards up that i had required from a posting on free cycle glossop. A kind lady had no more use for these Ikea cupboards, so they have found a new lease of life as storage in the pottery shed. one of the cupboards I have turned into a damp cupboard for unfinished jugs or mugs that need handles. I have attempted making jugs and some of my Cylinders could of made mugs, thinking about it now. I have practised making handles and was very pleased with my initial efforts, but soon realised that some things need a little more time and space to get it right. So a damp cupboard gives you that space and time to work on your master pieces with more attention to detail at a future date! Some old cupboards a glue gun and thin foam to line the inside and that’s it, lovely moist pot’s. Don’t you just love that touch of the clay at this stage.