New Year – Renewed Studio

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Sous-potter, Studio, Uncategorized, Wheel | 0 comments

In the course of  preparing for 2011, Firetower Studio West received a face lift.  After working in the garage for the last 6 months, we realized that we weren’t using the space efficiently.  Maneuvering around tables, glaze buckets, and each other had become tiresome.  So the first priority was to open up the space and the second priority was to define work areas. We added a new overhead light (thanks to Julie’s brother-in-law), a new storage shelf, and a new table.  The table was custom built by Sous-Potter Jeff and is everything we asked for: sturdy, wide, and tall.  He even...

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My New Wheel

Posted by on Dec 1, 2010 in A Bit Off Center, Studio, Tools, Uncategorized, Wheel | 0 comments

In 2008, I bought my kiln off Ebay.  It was a true blessing.  It came with a vent, shelves, tools, glazes, … and a wheel.  It is a Clay Boss and although it wasn’t the wheel I would have bought, it turned out to be a very good wheel. It has plenty of horsepower and is relatively light weight.  I have taken it to my sister’s house and to Firetower Studio West for on-site lessons.  I have often recommended it to students who are seeking a wheel because it is one of the less expensive models.  But, the lower cost has a price – it is loud and it has a paltry splash basin....

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