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#16678 Pugmills

Posted by lcar on 02 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

I have a Peter Pugger and absolutely love it. I do find though, if I pug anything too long, it loses it's plasticity. For me it's the timing that is essential. It's best pugged just long enough to be thoroughly mixed and no longer. If I do screw up and pug the clay for too long of a time, it's unusable. I will let it rest a day or two and repug it a shorter length of time with a bit of water. This works for me.


#8442 Do pottery wheels ever go on sale?

Posted by lcar on 04 September 2011 - 03:17 PM

To each his own, but I must say... I have had great deals on used wheels. I bought a 15 year old shimpo and used it for almost 20 years now, i've added a used whisper, a kick wheel and another Shimpo to my studio as well since then and they all work great and are used almost daily. A belt came of my newest one, and i managed to get it back on by myself. It has been the same with kilns, but the one I did buy new, has needed lots of work, "after" the warrantee was up. of course :)