I have a Harbor (Harbour) Freight gun (spray) and really like it! I haven't had problems with the glaze settling at all. 40-50 psi and it is great. I just make sure to clean it between glazes (have a bucket of water handy for cleaning) And tear it apart afterward to clean everything out. And I sieve the glaze before I put it in the hopper. But I am only doing one glaze at a time. I like your idea of more than one gun (spray) at a time!! hmmm food for thought!
Again, to echo many others here....I give a great deal of time/energy/clay/glaze to the Empty Bowl Fundraiser for a local community kitchen. And I am newer to the business world than some so it hasn't been until the last year that I have been approached for donations. I give to things that are near and dear to my heart. However, I wonder how to tactfully decline donating to ? Would "just say no" be appropriate with no reason given?? Or like Chris said, just donate money to favorite charities. I just spent the day putting handles on mugs. I just don't know if I would feel like giving away even one of those precious things!
Hi Luke! I started in my basement (still there!) with a wheel, a table, some buckets, a few bats and whatever tools I already had or could find in the shop or kitchen. I took my pots to a community studio to fire and glaze for about a year. I knew then I was ready for a full blown studio at my house. I have saved up for the big things (kiln) and bought other things a bit at a time (chemicals/glazes)
I too, do the bucket process for water. I water my trees with it. It's worked out fine.
I bought a Brent wheel 4 yrs ago and really like it (It had a 10 year warranty!)However I was at the community college on Monday and Tuesday throwing bowls for a fundraiser and we were using Shimpo VL Whispers. Holy Moly, those are quiet wheels! I also liked the free spinning wheelhead!