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Topics I've Started

Hydro-Bat, Wonder At, Speedball Bat, Or Birch Wood Bats?

03 April 2014 - 06:16 PM

Which of these bats are the most popular? Which do you use and like which have you used and hate? I'm not ready to make my own plaster bats which I understand is the best type bat to use so am trying to figure out which of these other types are worth trying. My wheel came with Baltic birch wooden bats. The center is took my wheel class at uses the speedball plastic bats. The wonder bats and hydro bats both sound interesting on the website but have no idea if they are worth the extra money or not.

I await everyone's input!


Daily Clay In App Upgrade

26 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

I did the in app purchase for the upgrade to the full version of the Daily Clay app but even though it says I have purchased it it also says that it's not been downloaded. I can't figure out how to make it download the upgrade. How do I do this?

Thank you for your help


Glaze Order Finally Shipped Do I Need To Worry About Frozen Glazes?

06 January 2014 - 07:56 PM

I placed an order for some glaze back in November and they were back ordered and I just got a shipment notice today. Do I need to worry about them freezing in transport? Is there any way of telling if they froze during shipment if there is an issue with them having frozen?


Formula For What Is Considered A Good Show?

02 December 2013 - 09:08 PM

I did festivals for about a decade a few years back and the formula for a good show that the artists like to tout was that your booth fee should be 10% of your sales. Is this about the same or has it changed with inflation and such?

I did the first 3 days of a 5 day festival over this past weekend and achieved the 10% formula but got to thinking maybe things have changed over the years.


Choosing Between 2 Pottery Wheels; Yeah Another One Of Those Topics

05 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

Okay I wasn't going to pester everyone with this question but I would really like to hear from someone that has either of these pottery wheels.

My husband has informed me he is going to get me a pottery wheel for Christmas. He looked at me when he made this statement as if I already had a model picked out waiting to ship. LOL I have checked around locally and have not found anywhere that I can test drive either model chosen. Oh and yes I have done searches and read through all the subjects here on the forum that cover wheels.

I have gotten the list down from about a dozen different wheels to the final 2:

The Bailey Pro-XL

The Thomas Stuart Stevin Hill Signature Wheel

Does anyone out there have either of these wheels? If so would you mind telling me you like and dislike about them?

My reasons for picking these 2 models:
They both have leg extensions so I can work standing up. How hard are they to adjust? Can I easily working sitting one and a standing the next? Have a bad back need the flexibility of doing both.

Both have reversing switches. I am left handed and would really like the option of working in either direction.

I like the integrated splash pan. Sorry to those of you that hate splash pans! I don't want the hassles of a possibly leaking pan nor can I because of my back carry heavy pans around to empty so even if the pan was removable I wouldn't be removing it a whole heck of a lot. I also don't want the mess of working with no pan whatsoever.

Want a motor big enough to never have to upgrade to a stronger wheel. I know this level of motor is more than I need but the price difference between this level and the next one down is not very much so might just as well get this level.

On the forum everybody seems to like both of these companies. It says a lot when working potters say they like or use a particular brand or model.

Now I know the Bailey is much cheaper than the Thomas Stuart so is it worth going that extra stretch to get the TS? If I get the TS I would have to cut back on the extras I would be able to get like the ST-1 potters stool, bats, shelves, etc.

Again thank you all so much for your input!