Thursday, 13 May 2010
With some lovely sunshine today it was warm enough to get out into the studio and do some more gnarly handles..
After reading Joy Tanners blog today about using different clay bodies in the soda firing i'm thinking i'll try the light grey stoneware body i use for the shino in there too..
I've been enjoying a tall tea mug from Doug that i used in his workshop and will do some inspired by its tallness!!
And just to mix it up i'll do some porcelain bowls and try some MFQ also a very fussy clay! 3 pulls and your out basically but i want to see the surface soda fired so it's a must..
So now onto some housekeeping you can see how chockers the studio space is at the mo, everytime i have a tidy up i seem to inherit new things and fill up the space again..so bring on the long weekend for some major changes! And a big thanks to kevin for the new shelves and the lovely stove to keep me warm..
So on to the Venco wheel, this one came with an assurity that it worked but it didn't.. i've changed the cable so at least it turns on now but the problem is that the drive wheel doesn't touch the cone properly.. the motor is held in place by a pulley system and a spring helps hold the motor in place so it just needs adjusting i suppose.. Anybody got any thoughts on how i might rectify this??