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Mark C.

Member Since 09 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Help Please. Grab A Tape Measure...

Yesterday, 09:42 PM

Man that is one clean workspace.I do not have anywhere close to that clean in my whole shop.

Shop cats are always a good thing to have around.


In Topic: How Far From The Kiln Body Should A Controller Be Placed?

Yesterday, 09:40 PM

Looks like they missed out when designing that. I can hear it now-hey where should this go we forgot about it-put it there out of the way.


In Topic: Shimpo Vs. Peter Pugger

Yesterday, 09:38 PM

All true porcelains have the low PH. The VPM 20 is the largest they make with a stainless chamber-my chamber was pitted already from a high school low fire clay when I bought it-my porcelain is not doing it any good as well. Some day It may be an issue but it can be sandblasted our smooth again . I would buy the stainless for cleaning reasons as well as durability reasons. The only drawback is its heavier but I never move my machine.The 500$ will not be an issue in the long run. I did not have the choice of stainless-I paid 3k for mine used from a school back east.I changed out all the O ring seals and put a new pressure gauge on and had the plant check on my auger. I'm only 3 hours away from Ukiah where they make them.The sugar is stainless.I am a stainless and brass person. I Like the more noble metals.


In Topic: Shimpo Vs. Peter Pugger

Yesterday, 10:56 AM

I have a Peter Pugger vpm30 for two years I bought t used. I cannot say enough great things about it-no screens easy to use and they are made in Usa for easy service (parts).

I would stay away from imports for parts mainly.

If you use white clays like porcelain get the stainless chamber-no question there as it will not pit.


In Topic: Galleries In Central Ca ?

29 November 2015 - 11:22 PM

I have some pots(limited forms) in next town up from Cambria-the place has lots of potters works I'm told-it in a very small place called Harmony-I think the shop is Harmony Pottery-you cannot miss it if you can find the town of Harmony.

Santa Barbara used to have the YES store which is artists co op  store during the holidays-lots of ceramics-you could google that.


As far as Cambria I would check out the 

Amphora Gallery

I have a few potter friends that have work there-its a 6 local potters gallery with lots of clay work. Say Hi to Gary Gall the potter for me.We will miss him in Tempe this weekend.