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In Topic: Getting Kiln Wash Off Shelves

18 December 2014 - 10:01 PM

Awesome. Thank you.

In Topic: Getting Kiln Wash Off Shelves

18 December 2014 - 06:14 AM

Thank you. I am in Massachusetts, not in India. I will look into finding a shop to sand blast them for me - would that be an autoshop, Mark? I don't actually have a grinder, although I could look into buying a motorized wire brush if it isn't too pricey. I'd like to avoid the cost of new shelves if possible, so I wouldn't want to invest too much  money in getting the kiln wash off. Thanks again!

In Topic: Production Potter Productivity

14 December 2014 - 05:56 PM

I think the reason that so many of these answers center on the design aspect of your issue, is that in a successful production situation the design and the process of construction need to be well aligned. I think that in this case they may be a bit off, and that is why you are looking into using a ram press in the near future. Although at one time throwing on an electric wheel was a "fast" means of production, compared to contemporary demands and mass production in the computer/machine age, it is now a rather slow way of making. Obviously production throwing still exists, but often "wheel thrown" is used in a context that connotes carefully made individual pieces that are unique in some way, priced accordingly, and are made in small batches. Working something out for the short term with quotas, etc. may work out for you, but I think reevaluating your process and streamlining the design so that they align more ideally, perhaps with the aid of a consultant, is probably your long term solution.

In Topic: Production Potter Productivity

10 December 2014 - 09:52 AM

I believe what some of us are trying to say is that your design IS contributing to your production woes. There's a reason production ware has a certain look to it. Efficiency, particularly in labour.

In Topic: Production Potter Productivity

09 December 2014 - 09:59 PM

I suggest you cut out the trimming. Redesign the pieces so that there is no extra clay to trim. Will save time.