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Brian Reed

Member Since 14 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 24 2015 11:26 PM

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In Topic: Community Challenge Idea

16 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

I am in.

In Topic: making stoneware clay bottles for beer

02 January 2015 - 05:51 PM

I have been searching all over for a source for the large flip top bottles.  Unfortunately I have found 4, but the cheapest that I have found is about $10 per lid.  The absolution cheapest price was $9.23, but they have a S&H charge of $5!


If anyone finds a source for the large swig top lids in Ceramic let me know.

In Topic: I Added A New Wheel To My Studio! Nice To Have A Classic In The House

02 December 2014 - 01:02 PM

I have an old Shimpo RK2 in my studio as well.  Because it has the hand lever I put it up on a crate so that people could use it to throw standing.  Some students prefer that.  I have thrown on it, however I rarely use it.  The motor is pretty quiet, and I replaced the friction rubber ring so it runs very well.

In Topic: Walker Pugmill

17 November 2014 - 06:48 PM

My recipe is easy for cone 10 clay.


1 6 gal bucket of slop 

1/2 bag of  Lincoln Fire 60

3-4 large scoops of Lane 70 mesh sand

1 large scoop 35 mesh Grog


Then sometimes I add some granulated Magnatite when I want that spotted stoneware look.


Yields about $150lbs of clay in the walker.  then I let it "sour" for at least a week and hand wedge.

In Topic: Flower Pot Suggestions

21 October 2014 - 06:50 PM

I throw my flower pots with the saucer attached to the bottom.  I just throw a trough at the bottom that would hold the water draining through a hole that I poke out the side of the flower pot, which drains into the trough. Proven design that many people make, and it works good.  No sizing, no trimming, and no attaching of a saucer.