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Qotw: What Are The Top Five Things In Your Studio That You Would Not Part With, If You Had To Downsize?

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#21 Joy pots

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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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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

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

#23 GEP

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:50 PM

I've been thinking about this for a couple days. I've decided that when I'm ready to downsize out of my single-family house with studio, that's because I will be retiring from making pots for money. I'm looking forward to living in an almost maintenance-free apartment. I'll happily pay a condo fee to have others do the yardwork. This means I'll be giving up all my studio equipment too, and I'll go back to making pots recreationally in a community studio (just like how I started) where somebody else changes the kiln elements and cleans the floor.

 

So my answer to this question are some small things that I can transport back and forth to a community studio:

 

1. giffin grip

2. mouth-blown glaze sprayer

3. long-hair deer tail brush

4. signature stamp

5. small wooden rib with just the right curve for making my favorite bowl


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#24 oldlady

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 04:15 PM

this is the list of things i put into the car twice a year.  there are more in there but these are the ones i would miss the most.

 

shimpo banding wheel, never used for banding, used for glazing and working in general

printers blankets 

bat holder and small bats, going to leave a stack of them this year

throwing discs, wooden ribs for bowls made by a friend years ago

hand tools including the bisons and the dragonfly 

 

this only works because i have a wheel and a slab roller at each place.


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

I had to move out my studio not so long ago. Looking around my bedroom I can see many more than 5 items that I couldn't part with and a studio of 0 size  :ph34r:


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#26 RonSa

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 05:43 PM


2. mouth-blown glaze sprayer

 

 

Is that one of these things? I had forgotten about them

 

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:29 PM

2. mouth-blown glaze sprayer

 
 
Is that one of these things? I had forgotten about them
 
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Yup, that's exactly how it works. Low-tech and quiet.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:35 PM

I have a brass one that pivots in the center in my artist box. All I gotta do is find where I put it.

Thanks for the reminder


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:12 AM

After much thought, I would LIKE to keep:
Kiln
Wheel
Clay mixer
Tools
Blender

If times got tough, I would dig clay out of the creek bank, process it, and bonfire it. We are so very lucky that we have it so nice this day and age.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:20 AM

If I downsized any-more I'd be in danger of disappearing up my own fundament every time I turned around.

 

But, I'll play along:-

 

1] Kiln

2] Wheel

3]Bats

4]Glaze mixing paraphernalia

5]Box of homemade tools, mostly ribs and turning/trimming tools

 



#31 Pres

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:36 PM

Only 5? Geeeeesssss!

 

  1. CXC wheel, because I can carry it, and it has seen the wars for over 20 years. ST-4 potters stool, saves my back, and is height adjustable.
  2. Griffin Grip, because it has been adapted for much of what I do.
  3. Bats-I'm calling this one thing even though I use about 12 of them when throwing plates/patens.
  4. Hand tools for throwing and trimming
  5. L&L kiln and shelves for firing.

 

I could put a sponge in this mess, but I have thrown quite often without ever using one. I could also add a wedging table, but for 3 years I wedged on the concrete floor of the garage-kneeling. I could also add good lighting, but then I have demonstrated in the dark. I could also use a pair of calipers, but then I can use a stick to measure with cut notches when forced to. None of this includes the equipment for glaze chemistry, or a computer to keep records, or even the television that I use for company, but then even my list of 5 contained much more than 5 items. . . . guess I flunked the test!


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#32 glazenerd

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:16 PM

Maybe I should have asked: you have to move to a 6 foot by 6 foot studio: what would you put in it.

 

I see everyone has their favorite tools.

Blender was an interesting choice.

Never realized husbands fell into the tool category.  No wonder my wife has kept me around.

Pres.. more than five: just list the top five.

 

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#33 Mark C.

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:21 AM

I have a studio blender and use it almost weekly but it way down the list of must have to keep me going in 5 items.


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#34 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:57 PM

My husband always tells me he specialized in Theory so he doesn't have to deal with Mass....especially when clay shipment arrives.
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#35 Pres

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:15 AM

I use a stick blender in the shop, but if I had to move only 5, I would just sneak one out of the house. . . . . when the wife isn't looking.   :rolleyes:


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 12:35 AM

This one has me a bit stumped, because the 12x12 room I'm in now is the largest space I've ever had all to myself. I don't actually have a great deal of unused things. And kilns have always been separated from my work area.
1) wheel
2) Old Pal fishing tackle box with all my sticks and bits
3) the Trim All gets its own spot, because it's that good
4) banding wheel and paint brushes. I don't use one without the other, so they're combined on my list.
5)shelving for all remaining area. It has been observed you can wedge on the floor, but you need somewhere to put all the stuff you make. And you can stand and work at a shelf at the right height.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:05 AM

Callie

I can see why you want the Trim all its a beast on the brush.


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 02:19 PM

Hahahahaha!
Yes, it's totally handy for all my urban basement studio overgrowth needs!

I meant this thingy.
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Posted 23 December 2016 - 01:46 AM

1. Wheel

2. Kiln

3. Rolling racks

4. My special heavy duty wheeled wedging table that my dad built for me

5. Tabletop slab roller


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 09:55 PM

A little late to this, but holiday orders had me buried for awhile, now that I have come up for air...

1) slab roller
2) kiln
3) extruder
4) pugmill
5) computer

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