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Sherrill Mudtools Polymer Ribs Recommendations.

31 January 2016 - 10:35 PM

I have one red Sherrill Mudtools Polymer Rib that I like very well for smoothing throwing and trimming marks. I'm considering buying some more, but I have never seen or tried any of the other colors. What do people recommend for throwing?

Spraying Glaze At Low Temperatures?

27 December 2015 - 02:29 PM

The part of my studio where my spray booth is located is about 40F.  Are there any special procedures or cautions I should observe in this situation. I don't want to make a mess of some pretty nice pots.

Insulating Ceramic Cups?

24 December 2015 - 07:53 PM

Like most of us, I have a number of cool looking ceramic cups. But, I never actually use them because my coffee cools so much faster in them than in double walled insulating plastic cups.  My question is, has anyone figured out how to insert an insulating plastic liner into a ceramic cup? Or is there a better way to insulate them?.

Pugmill "stator"

24 December 2015 - 07:44 PM

When I am pugging. it is a tricky balance to add enough water to the hopper to soften the clay to the right consistency vs having the water act as a lubricant, which causes the clay to stick to the auger and spin in the barrel vs moving forward.. 


I was thinking about adding some small blades, between the auger blades, to act as a stator to oppose the spinning of the clay. It would something like stators found in the torque converter of an automatic transmission.  Do any pugmills do such a thing? Is there any reason it would not work? Is there a better way of keeping the clay from spinning with the auger?

Reconstituting Wax Resist

26 October 2015 - 08:44 PM

I just dug out some old wax resist that is dried up. Is there any way to revive it?