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In Topic: Need Help Learning To Throw While Standing

Yesterday, 07:21 PM

Regarding the standing position, did you have much trouble getting over having your elbows on your thighs? That's how I learned, and switching seems like it would be difficult. What was your experience? Did you teach yourself or have coaching?

PS - Nice crackle glaze in your photo. Your own recipe or commercially available? I love crackles.

Nope, no problems switching over to the standing position. I just tuck my left elbow into my side when centering. I think I use my arm muscles a bit more now though. I use the foot pedal with a length of redi-rod screwed into the top of it (wheel height), with a knob on the top. (foot pedal is on the floor and I use my hand to control speed. I don't alter the speed as much as when I used it as a foot pedal) Having the wheel head about an inch below my belly button works for me. Good shoes and mat to stand on help too when you are on your feet all day.

I definitely would follow John's advice about getting proper medical advice re positioning when working.

(my avatar is actually dried mud flats)

In Topic: Need Help Learning To Throw While Standing

Yesterday, 05:45 PM

Hi Claydog,


If you haven't found it yet I believe the article John is referring to is this one, http://www.studiopot...es/?art=art0008


I changed over to throwing while standing about 5 years ago and much prefer it. I also changed over to a front loading kiln as I always seemed to have a worse back after loading a top loading one. A couple summers ago I bought Corelite shelves, couldn't afford Advancers, and the lighter weight of the shelves seems to help also. I'm short (5') so maybe the top loaders are not so bad if you are taller? Don't know as I've always been short :P


Good luck with your recovery.

In Topic: Technique For Making Spirals With Thick Slip

23 October 2014 - 07:55 PM


can you share glaze recipe to a fell Canadian?


Sure, I just pm'd the info to you. 

In Topic: Well Said

23 October 2014 - 12:54 AM

I didn't take the original quote as being anything more than an expression of one artists private sentiments about their work. It was an anonymous post on the Bailey Ceramics blog, read by fellow artists. Yes, I can relate to parts of it. No, I'm not having it emblazoned across my T-shirt. Since it was posted for other artists I didn't read into it any assigning of guilt. I took it as giving kudos to fellow artists.

I feel that the original intent the author had in writing the piece is being extrapolated upon to an illogical degree. If the sentiments were never intended to be viewed by the buyer then there is no guilt trip.

In Topic: Technique For Making Spirals With Thick Slip

22 October 2014 - 10:34 PM

Thank you Cam and High Bridge! 


Cam, yes it's ^6 electric, (well actually closer to ^7 but close enough).