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Member Since 30 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Uncommon Functional Forms

05 November 2016 - 07:20 PM

Thank you! Your pincushion guide is greatly appreciated.

In Topic: Ceramic Pincushions-Everything You Need To Know To Make Them

05 November 2016 - 07:09 PM

Thank you Mark!  Those look like they could be fun to make. I plan to start out by trying out one for myself as a test project and see how it goes from there. 

I also need to make a present for a quilting friend - (she already has enough mugs!) - so this would be perfect!

In Topic: Uncommon Functional Forms

30 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

I am really curious about the pin cushions, Mark C. I also do some quilting in addition to making pottery and think that it would be interesting to try to make one.

In Topic: Help! I Can't Center Anymore!

02 August 2016 - 12:28 AM

Hello and welcome JimO.


I had a few thoughts about this. Have you checked to see that your wheel is still level? I used to have a kick wheel but gave it up many years ago and switched to electric. If something was not level or became misaligned, it was difficult to center and keep the pots even. Have you moved the wheel recently or could the wheel shaft have somehow gotten bent? Maybe there is a screw or bolt that has gotten loose or worn out. If so, just the act of kicking the wheel could be enough to cause a little wobble to throw things off center.


I hope that your issues are just some easily fixed mechanical ones with the wheel and not complicated physical problems with your body.

Best of luck to you with this.



In Topic: Firing A Bowl Upside Down?

30 May 2016 - 10:57 PM

I think I remember hearing an archaeologist once explain that the pointed bottoms of some amphorae and jars were made so they could be easily buried in sand to help keep the contents cooler in desert climates.