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Howdy! I'm a production artist currently using slipcasting, but would like to switch to jigger/jolly. I'm trying to decide between the only 2 that seem to be available on the market: Axner and Shimpo, and wonder if anyone has any preference or knowledge of the differences between the two in terms of ease of use, durability, or anything else I'm not thinking of. I'll be using for cylindrical forms, so mostly jollying. Thanks!
Hi, I'm looking to scale up production and transition away from throwing and interested in purchasing a jiggering machine. I'm having difficulty finding any for purchase aside from the Shimpo and Axner arm attachments. Does anyone have information on where the equipment (and mold) can be purchased? Does anyone have experience with the Shimpo and Axner attachments who would recommend them? Or is there a reference to a good design for hand-making the equipment? I'm mostly interested in producing more plates, bowls and cups. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks! Preston
Looking for some suggestions for the quickest/easiest way to make slabs for the jigger. At the moment we're slab rolling each one and then polishing the top with a rib, before flipping into the mould (shiny side down for a smooth bottom). This is working fine but is slow, recently I visited the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke and there the jigger jolly team had what I believe is a hydraulic mini jigger jolley with a flat blade and automatic water sprayer to make the slabs. The operator worked the two simultaneously, making a slab, replacing with new clay and transferring the slab to the jolley machine - this seemed to work well and was very quick. One option I have is to make a flat tool for my jigger machine with a plaster bat and make a batch of slabs before beginning jiggering, but my two worries are: a) how to keep the smooth surface as if it gets marked, it shows up on the plate's bottom and ruins the piece, and b) how to stop them drying out (if too dry they're very tricky to work with on the jigger and creases begin to form)? If anyone has any suggestions or knows of a place where I could get an automatic hydraulic jigger/jolley with an automatic water sprayer I would very much appreciate any suggestions.
Has anyone tried any products from Gladstone Engineering? We're in the US and don't really have any exposure. We're considering their jigger & jolly machine. They also have a spray booths, automated slab rollers, a "super pug", and something I've never seen...get ready...a "foot wiper machine". Seems kind of silly but it looks like the Brits are having a lot of fun!!! Any info would be greatly appreciated. Ernie