I have been making some cups and mugs lately.
I do enjoy throwing pots on the wheel.
I prepared the clay balls to be all the same size, 500 g
trying to make the same sized mugs and cups.
They did turn out about the same size but...not perfect.
Fired weight ends up approx 340 g
I am no machine! The difference in sizes actually assists
with this stack factor in my handle-less mugs
Great for hot or cold drinks!
I did get the handles on before they dried out too much.
This is something I have struggled with over the years.
I get distracted with helping the students and
forget the projects I am working on.
Not this time! Handle-less mugs are easier
and they feel good in the hand.
This is a breakfast set. The bowl easily holds several wheetbix.
Not big enough for a teenage boy, but plenty big enough for me.
This is the device that changed my life.
Prior to installing this I had to travel to the kiln
every 2 hours during weekend firing.
Just to turn the dial a fraction.
When the kiln was at MADEC it was 65 km's per firing.
Not to mention the entire day driving back and forth.
There are 8 different firing schedules programmed into this box,
Including one for slumping glass.
Best thing I ever bought.