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  1. Hi Chris, Have just looked at these online, and do look a cut above the others because of the single, one-way rolling, very expensive though. Its almost like buying a car, you get what you pay for!! Thank you for post Gigirouge x Hi there - Just a couple of thoughts about slab rollers. First, there are smaller "Table Models" and larger "Floor Models". Space and finances usually help with decisions concerning both of these aspects. Another consideration, though perhaps one of less importance, is choosing between a slab roller such as a Northstar or similar machine that rolls the slab out on canvas and a slab roller that rolls out slabs on "carrier" boards. Well, just a couple of things to consider. As for sourcing a used machine, here is a link that will take you to the Clayart Wanted/For Sale site (http://www.potters.org/subject14033.htm). I saw a couple of machines offered for sale with recent dates on the posts, hope this helps.
  2. Hi Chris, Have just looked at these online, and do look a cut above the others because of the single, one-way rolling, very expensive though. Its almost like buying a car, you get what you pay for!! Thank you for post Gigirouge x
  3. Hello - I have a floor-standing Cowley slabroller which I bought from Potterycrafts in Stoke about ten years ago and it's as good today as it was then - a brilliant investment. However, I've just checked their website and they still sell them - but they are Very Expensive... I'm sure I didn't pay anywhere near that much. The problem with good equipment is that we tend to hold onto it, so there's not much of a secondhand market, but I'd suggest contacting any of the Stoke suppliers (Potterycraft, Potclays etc) and ask their advice Good luck in your search and for your future business Christine Hi Christine, Re-looked at Cowley slabroller, which was a good price as compared to other ones at Poterycraft, but they all seem to be out of stock with a vague delivery-time of months. (May give me time to raise extra funds!! Ha Ha!!) Will research fully till then. Thanks for input Gigirouge x
  4. Hi MerryMary, Thank you for your input. I have looked on craigslist.com, but had no luck at present. Cheers anyway, Gigirouge x
  5. Thank you Charles, I hadnt realized that fact, but is obvious now you have pointed it out. Crucial Information !!!!! Gigirouge x
  6. Hi All, I want to buy a slabroller, what are others experience of studio-based slabrollers. I am setting up a studio following my foundation art degree and want to make lots of slab-built items, (many tiles/vessels etc). I have used the college slabroller and am impressed with the ease/thickness/drying of slabrolled clay versus hand-rolled clay, but because of the expense, want to make sure that I buy the right one. I do not want to buy a hobbyist one, as will be using it for business. Would a floor-standing or table-top one be more suitable?? I am also purchasing a second shed to house this and more equipment, (as ceramics are taking over my house), so need to make important descisions on size now!!!!!!!!! Also, where would I find a secondhand one, as a google search only found a very small one on e-bay!! I live in England (Essex) so would have to be east of England-based. Any ideas or thoughts anyone??? Cheers, Gigirouge
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