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Dirty Scot Pottery

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  1. Teaching Pottery To The Children.

    I first taught my daughter, when she was 7, on my Laguna Pacifica. She is pretty small and was successful by sitting on the table. She found it difficult to reach from the stool so I just sat her on the opposite side and that worked out great. Now she is 12 and throws better than many adults I know. Not sure what clay carljason is using but most of the ones I use in my studio could be eaten without ill effects.
  2. Safety while electric kiln is firing

    No. The only time I ever had anything go wrong was when the kiln wasn't reaching temp. The end result of that was the kiln soaking at a low temp. I guess it could happen the other way but I don't stress about it.
  3. Thoughts on the Shimpo VL Whisper?

    I have a couple of friends that like it but I personally have one issue. I will preface this with the fact that I am a large man at 300lbs. When I sat down to throw on it I put 15lbs of clay on and proceeded to center. I found the wheel slowing down as I centered the clay. I have a Pacifica from Laguna Clay in my studio and have used all the Brent wheels from B on up without this ever happening.