New Work: Test Beakers

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in pottery | One Comment
New Work: Test Beakers

I’ve recently been making test pieces, working-up larger batches of four different clay bodies that I’d previously narrowed-down through triaxial blend tests towards the end of last year. I’ve made 30+ wheel-thrown beakers decorated with either a hakame or dipping/pouring slip. I aim to glaze them with either an opaque or clear glaze and fire […]

Repairing the Pug Mill

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in workshop | 3 Comments
Repairing the Pug Mill

I recently inherited an old pug mill from a studio clearance in St Ives. It hadn’t been used for a few years and the barrel was ceased with clay. As I dismantled the pug to move it, I noted some play in the auger which suggested there might be a problem with the bearings. I […]

Getting the Workshop Ready for Making

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in workshop | No Comments
Getting the Workshop Ready for Making

I returned from Yorkshire in the New Year with a few items for the workshop. I also inherited some items from a studio clearance in St Ives, including a pug mill, plaster moulds and various bags of wet and dried clay. So it was time to get into the workshop and have a clear and […]

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