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yedrow

Member Since 06 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 02 2014 08:48 PM
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In Topic: Poor Instruction And The Cost

26 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

Sadly, teaching is both a talent and a skill. Without sufficient amounts of both it will be done poorly. Some people seriously have weird ideas about teaching. One of the most common of the weird ideas I've encountered is the idea that bullying is a teaching style. Don't let her bully you. Bullies often depend upon convincing others that they themselves will suffer if they are called out about their behavior. This is just a deception. If this woman is bullying you and your classmates you should inform her superiors. Bullying an artist is flat out one of the dumbest things I've experienced people doing. The worst bullying that I've experienced outside of high school has been done by potters. I just don't get this. It's like they think we live in the fifteenth century.

 

Joel.


In Topic: How Big Is Your Wheel?

25 November 2013 - 02:02 PM

I'm a firm believer that one's legs should be parallel with the plane of the wheel head and the seat should be tilted about 10ยบ. I use a converted saddle stool at work (round seat instead of saddle). It is very comfortable to work on.

 

Joel.


In Topic: How Big Is Your Wheel?

22 November 2013 - 10:46 PM

Marcia, I just did that, heh. First I put a brick under the legs then I went down to some boards that are about 1.5 inches thick. It seems to be better. I guess whining about it wasn't working as well as I had hoped.

 

Joel.


In Topic: How Big Is Your Wheel?

19 November 2013 - 10:28 PM

Neil,

 

You may be right. I get crotchety when I'm uncomfortable throwing and for that reason I flat out don't like the Bailey. To be more specific, it is uncomfortable compared to my Clay Boss, all three of my Brents (including my kick/electric), the Pacifica, and the Soldner.

 

Also, I'm not using a TS. I'm using a Bailey knock off of the TS. They just look the same in pictures.

 

Joel.


In Topic: How Big Is Your Wheel?

19 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

I use a Bailey with a big splash pan. It is just plain uncomfortable. It's fatiguing to sit down and throw for an hour or so since it is  too low relative to the proper height relationship between my pelvis and my knees/feet. The peddle is so tall it forces me to put a brick under my right foot. From the pics I saw of the TS wheel I'm guessing the same design oversights are at play. If I can't get my Soldner back this winter I guess I'll just have to stick bricks under the legs to lift the wheel head.

 

Joel.