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Posted 7 Jun 2013Don't you think she also did crowd control at various plebian uprisings? All she needed was helmet and baton.
I think annekat got it right--the picture is from the 60's. Who dreamed up the protective shields and what did they call them? Jim, we need more info on this. The twins really look posed, so was it a lead in to a pitch to sell these things?
I've had women sign up for classes and shown up dressed like they were going to afternoon tea. One finger in the moist clay was enough to convince them that they changed their minds. Even explaining in detail the process, and suggesting what to wear didn't seem to help. That's when I started having "orientation meetings" before classes started. I insisted they get their hands dirty and offered to let them try centering. No dilettantes ended up taking the classes.
Posted 4 Jun 2013Hmmm. The other (similar) thread about pugmills puzzled me, and now this one. What do you mean about pulling the lever down? I have a Peter Pugger (and love it!) and can't picture a lever that needs a lot of leverage. Am I missing something, or is this something that only affects other brands?
The other thread also seemed concerned about leaving clay in the machine and having it dry up. I've had my Peter Pugger for ten years, and the only time I've taken it apart or cleaned it was when I changed clays (once) and when I was waiting for the new studio to be finished. That was over two years and I didn't put any sponges in various openings, so the clay did get dry enough to require a clean out. I have the VPM-20, which used to be their smallest--now they have the VPM-9 (which I wish I had instead). If you are working with porcelain, you'll need the stainless steel version.
Posted 29 May 2013I agree with Diane and Marcia but most of my frustration comes from glazing. There aren't a lot of glazes I like--because I like matte and because using commercial glazes there aren't a lot of choices. Most of my sculpture is fired without a glaze. The only happy time is when I'm working with raku--serendipity makes my heart sing.
Posted 29 May 2013Mostly forming--whether pots or sculpture. Currently, I enjoy the sparring between Jim (Offcenter), TJR, and Benzine--they brighten my day.
Posted 29 May 2013No, it is supposed to advance automatically if you are using the Kiln Sitter and Firemate together. If you set it on manual, you have to advance it manually. Remember that there is firing time/temperature and heat work and they don't always follow the same path when firing manually. I'm surprised you found the Cress tech unhelpful. It could be that the internet and their manual is as definitive as it's going to get.
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