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#1 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 11:30 AM

Hello everybody! Is it already snowing at your end of the world? No snow here yet but really cold. Temp. in my studio (basement) is around 53 F. :wacko: Temp. outside 35 F

Ha! Funny that! Temp inside is exactly the reverse of temp. outside....

 

QOTW: Last week we talked about redundant things in our studios. For this week I gladly take Nerd's advise and ask you:

 

What are the top five things in your studio that you would NOT part with, if you had to downsize?

 

This is MY list:

 

  1. slab roller!
  2. kiln
  3. Giffin Grip
  4. Apron :P
  5. movable heater/radiator

 

Well, there's more, but Nerd wanted only 5....

 

I hope you all are cosy and warm. Happy week!

 

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#2 Chilly

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 11:48 AM

Kiln

Magic Box

Rubber Gloves

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Tea Mat


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#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 12:44 PM

Have almost everything on the truck for Montana.
5 most signifiant things in my studio
main wheel Bailey pro
slab roller 36" wide Bailey
Bailey de-airing pug mill
the heavy duty work table
O'haus triple beam scale 40 years old and counting.
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#4 Joseph F

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 01:25 PM

Wheel

Worktable

Kiln

Bison Trimming Tool

Scale



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 03:06 PM

pug mill

kilns

wheel

slab roller

husband

 

if the last one doesn't count then it would be my electric extruder.


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#6 Magnolia Mud Research

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:07 PM

Roof and four walls with windows and doors

table & chair/stool

mallet or big stick to beat with

sheet paper

thin plastic for wrapping clay and ware

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#7 RonSa

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:23 PM

I'm still trying to figure that out since I'm new to ceramics.

 

Today its:

Wife

Clay

Wheels

Glaze

Kiln

 

Tomorrow there might be a different list


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#8 glazenerd

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:39 PM

A kiln is an automatic given: so you can exclude that from the top five.

 

digital scale.    dry chemicals/minerals     30" slab roller    PH meter    wheel

 

Nerd

 

Ron, of course I will take my wife. Someone has to load and unload all of this stuff......... :o



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 07:17 PM

I'm wearing shorts and a Tank top here in sunny Arizona.

My Five are:

Clay

Wheels

Ribs

Cutoff wire

Plastic

 

Edit: I need some water too!!!



#10 Denice

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

Fatigue mats, slab roller, clay and chemicals, brushes, Mud Tool Scrapers.    Hard decision to make, this is what I need right now to work.  Denice



#11 Mark C.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:17 AM

Wheel 

Kiln (gas car kiln)lets be real here,with 50 Advancer shelves

glaze materials

scale

clay

 

With these I could still make a living

I hate to leave behind my Bailey electric slab roller but I can still roll slabs the old fashion way

 

Why would I be downsizing my 43 years on clay stuff??If that was the case I'm also insane so I would need professional help-Maybe you should call someone to look at me?


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:31 AM

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husband

 

if the last one doesn't count then it would be my electric extruder.

 

Wow,....... he ranks right up there, huh?  Beats ware boards, buckets, and towels.  ;) :)   

 

best,

 

..............john


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#13 JBaymore

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:38 AM

Very difficult.........

 

Noborigama  (just getting aged nicely and giving top results)

Brent CXC (my very old friend)

old Japanese wooden kickwheel  (rare and irreplaceable)

40+ year old Ohaus triple beam balance (history....we go back)

my collection of hand tools  (many I made, many from Japan, Korea, and China)

 

I know... the "collection" on the hand tools is cheating.

 

All else can be somewhat easily replaced (just throw money).

 

best,

 

................john


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#14 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:55 AM

Forgot to mention my electric kiln. I will build a new raku kiln when I get to Montana.
This is my 20 cu ft oval going up the ramp.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:47 AM

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Essentials pretty much the same as everybody else- wheel, electric kiln, slab roller, little tools, parts to build a raku kiln.....problem with my gas kiln is that it is a caternary arch brick kiln and that wouldn't be fun to take down. Guess we'd have to sell the house with the kiln described as a pizza oven?



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:51 AM

With the temperature here at -26c or -14f  the wood stove is on the top of the list

 

1- wood stove

2- kiln

3- old Estrin wheel

4- home built slab roller

5- wife - she does all the art work on the pottery.



#17 Mark C.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:09 AM

The question was what you needed in your studio and my wife is rarely there so she did not make the list.Just saying


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:11 AM

Interesting to think about what I actually need, then peek at what a load of stuff I actually have!

Kiln ... ( because I'm a control freak )
Bison carving tools ... ( no one else gets to use them )
Handmade wooden forming tools ... ( fits the hand so wonderfully )
Handmade bamboo brushes .... ( gotta make lovely marks )
CXC wheel ... only if I don't have to carry it

Cheating on the tools area ... but John did it first!
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#19 Min

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:49 AM

 

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husband

 

if the last one doesn't count then it would be my electric extruder.

 

Wow,....... he ranks right up there, huh?  Beats ware boards, buckets, and towels.  ;) :)   

 

best,

 

..............john

 

 

LOL John!

 

explanation: I'm little, my husband is a foot taller than I am and way stronger. If he is willing to schlep clay in and pots out then he makes the studio list. 


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

Wheel
Kiln
pugmill
Special tools
Husband, he does all the heavy carrying up & down stairs
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