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Nightshade

Member Since 16 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 29 2013 12:05 PM
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In Topic: What's the best potters wheel on a budget?

16 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

Thank you everyone for your input. This gives me a lot to think about. I really appreciate all of the advice.

In Topic: Getting Old

28 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

I set a canvas covered heavy board on the floor, then kneel on a firm cushion and wedge using my body weight more than muscles. I'm 65 and find this way of wedging much easier. I also agree that wedging can be done at a different time than throwing.


Ooo, that sounds great. Who says those extra pounds get in the way :)

In Topic: Getting Old

28 March 2012 - 09:55 PM




Messy is fine with me. It's just frustrating to be done wedging your clay, then be too fatigued to do anything with it lol. Any other tips on anything else?



Working with the clay has benefits to the body, but can also be detrimental. That is why I workout with a total gym type machine, do push ups, pull ups, and a device the strengthens the wrists. It is quite simply a short section of broom handle with a rope attached in the middle with a weight on the end. Every other day I lift the weight by rolling the rope around the handle with my hands held at arms length on either end of the rope turning the handle to raise the weight. Helps a lot to use the muscles in other ways. I also exercise because I am a PWD T2 on no medication. At 62 you have to do anything you can to keep from losing your strength-I still have a lot of big pots in me!



I wish it were as simple as that for me. I have had Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, as well as some other things, for the past 4 years. Not fun! I basically have a set am out of energy per day. If I push it too hard, my body shuts down. I've learned to balance it out over time and know when to quit. Right now other people wedge my clay for me lol. I like being independent as much as possible, so that's why I'm asking for help. I appreciate the advice though. Thanks! :)


At this point the only thing that comes to mind in your case is out of an old Clint Eastwood movie ". . . we shall endeavor to persevere." Good luck, each day one at a time. If I come up with anymore thoughts I will send them your way here.




Thanks. It sounds funny but it's been a very very long 28 years of life, and I just keep on truckin!

In Topic: Getting Old

28 March 2012 - 09:33 PM


Messy is fine with me. It's just frustrating to be done wedging your clay, then be too fatigued to do anything with it lol. Any other tips on anything else?



Working with the clay has benefits to the body, but can also be detrimental. That is why I workout with a total gym type machine, do push ups, pull ups, and a device the strengthens the wrists. It is quite simply a short section of broom handle with a rope attached in the middle with a weight on the end. Every other day I lift the weight by rolling the rope around the handle with my hands held at arms length on either end of the rope turning the handle to raise the weight. Helps a lot to use the muscles in other ways. I also exercise because I am a PWD T2 on no medication. At 62 you have to do anything you can to keep from losing your strength-I still have a lot of big pots in me!



I wish it were as simple as that for me. I have had Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, as well as some other things, for the past 4 years. Not fun! I basically have a set am out of energy per day. If I push it too hard, my body shuts down. I've learned to balance it out over time and know when to quit. Right now other people wedge my clay for me lol. I like being independent as much as possible, so that's why I'm asking for help. I appreciate the advice though. Thanks! :)

In Topic: Getting Old

28 March 2012 - 09:00 PM

Messy is fine with me. It's just frustrating to be done wedging your clay, then be too fatigued to do anything with it lol. Any other tips on anything else?