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Pottery Studio

by on Jun.28, 2010, under Porcelain Art

Pottery Studio
What type of pottery wheel should I buy?

I am signed up a for a beginner’s lesson, but recently found out that a local high school will be auctioning off their pottery wheels and kilns. I don’t know what type they are, but in general, would this likely be a good purchase? What are the price ranges I should expect? Also, does anyone know where there would be a studio that gives lessons close to Mansfield Ohio? The one I’m signed up at is over an hour away. Thanks!!

Brent wheels are pretty much the best (electric wheels) you can get. I paid about $1000 for my Brent CXC, which is a 1 hp engine. Don’t buy anything lower than 1/3 hp, it will not be strong enough.

For hobby use a used wheel would probably be fine. Basically you need to check out the wheels by trying them, if possible. When you center the clay, especially large amounts, the wheel should not slow or stall. The wheel should not shake excessively. Sit down, make sure you are comfortable. Personally I hate using wheels that don’t have tray attachments.

I would not buy a used kiln that was in heavy use at a school. They will most likely be old and finicky, and they will need parts and coils that you will not know how to replace. If you do end up getting one, be aware that you will have to have an electrician come and install a larger voltage outlet, plus a heat shield. You will need a ventilation system if the kiln is indoors.


The Ultra Minimal Home Pottery Studio


The Ultra Minimal Home Pottery Studio



If you are tight on space, or tight with finances, this essay is designed to help you develop a ceramic studio minimally. The author, an artist who works in many mediums, describes the most basic pottery studio imaginable. A few clever ideas may help the apartment artist develop a ceramic art sanctuary….


The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook: The Essential, Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists (Studio Handbook Series)


The Potter’s Complete Studio Handbook: The Essential, Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists (Studio Handbook Series)


$14.64


Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don’t mind getting their hands dirty. The Potter’s Complete Studio Handbook is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery. The book is a compilation of the best features from The Potter’s Studio Handbook and The Potter’s Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook, bringing the bes…

Studio Pottery


Studio Pottery


$26.99


The ‘studio pottery’ movement is one of the key artistic forces of the twentieth century. It emerged in Britain from the Arts and Crafts movement at the end of the nineteenth century, placing great emphasis on small-scale pieces and individual craftsmanship and establishing pottery as an expressive art form. This way of thinking is epitomized by the work of such masters as Bernard Leach, Hans Cope…

Georgetown Pottery Small Round Ikebana Flower Vase, Blue Wave


Georgetown Pottery Small Round Ikebana Flower Vase, Blue Wave


$28.00


Georgetown Pottery Ikebana Vases are designed to be simple, graceful and elegant. Our Ikebana vases are nationally known and sold in galleries, showrooms and gift shops across the country. Each vase is designed to accentuate all parts of the flower so anyone can create a wonderful arrangement with just a few blooms. The Small Round Ikebana Vases are a slightly smaller version of our incredibly pop…

Georgetown Pottery Square Ikebana Flower Vase, Red Zen


Georgetown Pottery Square Ikebana Flower Vase, Red Zen


$29.00


Georgetown Pottery Ikebana Vases are designed to be simple, graceful and elegant. Our Ikebana vases are nationally known and sold in galleries, showrooms and gift shops across the country. Each vase is designed to accentuate all parts of the flower so anyone can create a wonderful arrangement with just a few blooms. The Square Ikebana is stylish and classic all at once. A small footprint makes thi…

Studio Pro Tool Caddy


Studio Pro Tool Caddy


$29.95


Keep Your Workspace Clean and Organized . A clean work space is a happy workspace ready for creation. Keep your most used stained glass hand tools ready at hand with the Studio Pro Tool Caddy. This caddy includes a soldering iron stand, sponge receptacle, 4 roll copper foil dispenser with tear blade, and many more spaces for foil shears, flux brushes, pins and more. Pull up handles make caddy easy and convenient transportation. Made from high density ABS plastic for sturdy construction. Some assembly required.

Studio Glass In America


Studio Glass In America


$49.95


A 50 Year Journey Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in America, this vibrantly photographed book is both a valuable reference book and a lush picture book that any art lover must own. Presented as a gallery exhibit, you and 39;ll learn about the history of the studio glass movement, then browse works and words of 50 amazing artists that have shaped our understanding of glass art. The American studio glass movement can be traced to 1962, when Harvey Littleton, a professor of ceramics at the University of Wisconsin, had a dream to alter molten glass into unique forms in a studio setting and teach his techniques. For the first time in its 3,500-year history, glass production, that had been limited to factory settings, moved to the artists and 39; studios and became a part of an academic program in the fine arts. Since then, glass has become the fastest growing studio art medium throughout the world. This book takes us from the first workshop in a Toledo, Ohio garage, to reveal decade by decade the unprecedented growth of studio glass. Through high-quality, detailed images and stories, this retrospective of 50 top artists is a collector and 39;s dream. Noted art dealer Ferdinand Hampson offers a unique perspective on this exciting evolution.

Solder Technique Studio


Solder Technique Studio


$26.95


Collage Jewelry, Trinkets and Keepsakes Discover how to combine vintage treasures with glass to make beautiful things that will not only dazzle your friends but bring a touch of enchantment to your day. This charming book is filled with whimsical ideas to beautifully preserve and display your favorite photographs in glass. If you are a scrapbooker, wire artist or collage artist you will love these fresh ideas for adding glass. If you have no experience with these crafts you will enjoy and be successful creating incredible projects with the thorough step-by-step instructions and photography. Book features 14 fun and fanciful projects for the mixed media artist. and nbsp; 128 full color pages.

Gryphon Studio Grinder


Gryphon Studio Grinder


$134.95


The Gryphon Studio Grinder Offers Top Performance At A Modest Price Its unique features make it easy to set up and use, and the powerful motor will never disappoint. The Powerful DC motor that won and 39;t slow down even under heavy use. The Gravity-fed coolant tower delivers just the right amount of clean water to the grinding head at all times. Two grinding heads can be mounted at the same time, and both will be lubricated by the sponge even if the heads are different diameters. The simple, rugged construction will stand up to many years of reliable performance. In the additional image see an example of the grinder configured with two grinding heads. The cooling tower and sponge keeps both bits perfectly lubricated.

Studio 100 Iron


Studio 100 Iron


$36.95


The Studio Line soldering iron is a smart choice for production, studio, and classroom use. This 100 watt, lightweight design iron features a built-in temperature control, 1/4 and quot; wide 750 and deg; chisel style tip, a stay cool comfort grip insulated handle and quick change nut for easy tip changes. One year manufacturer warranty from Diamond Tech (excludes replaceable parts).

Studio 8 Viewing Window


Studio 8 Viewing Window


$114.95


Get the perfect view of your project. This replacement top for your Studio 8 kiln has a glass window that provides a clear view into the interior of your kiln. Viewing area is approximately 1-1/2 and quot; x 3-1/2 and quot;.

Studio Pro Iron Stand


Studio Pro Iron Stand


$13.95


Soldering iron stands are a must-have for anyone who solders regularly. The Studio Pro Soldering Iron stand is well-balanced for stability. The heavy steel coiled wire cage prevents the hot soldering iron from touching the work surface and protects hands and nearby objects. The convenient sponge and sponge-well allows for quick and easy cleaning of soldering iron during use. Instructions Assemble the soldering iron stand by removing the nut from the base of the wire cage. Insert the cage into the the hole located on the base of the stand behind the sponge well. Turn the stand over and screw the nut clockwise until snug, making sure the cage is facing forward before completely tightening nut down. Place the small rectangular tip cleaning sponge into the well located in the center of the base. Wet the sponge before use with water. To clean soldering iron wipe tip against the wet sponge during soldering. Excess solder can be removed by tapping the tip of the soldering iron on the metal base and allowing solder to drop into the center well. Note Does not fit Mika iron 5001 or Weller iron 5003.

Studio Pro Running Pliers


Studio Pro Running Pliers


$11.95


Use running pliers to and quot;run and quot; a score along glass and break glass pieces with ease. Simply position the jaws of these durable metal pliers at the end of your score on the edge of the glass, and gently squeeze for a clean break. Convenient centering mark helps the curved jaw to exert equal pressure on each side of the score. Lifetime guarantee (excludes replaceable parts). Measures 8 and quot; long. Delphi Tip and nbsp; Use the screw to set your running pliers to the same thickness as the glass you are breaking. Before you make your cut, set the running pliers onto your glass and gently close them. Tighten the screw all the way down, then back it off about half a turn. This will allow the pliers to close just a little bit smaller than the thickness of your glass, which will help you make a perfect break.

Studio Pro Lead Vise


Studio Pro Lead Vise


$9.95


Stretch your came with this sure grip Lead Vise with quick release. Convenient size mounts to your work table without getting in the way. Utilizes a strong spring and grooved teeth to keep lead came in place while stretching. Lifetime warranty.

The Glass Artists Studio Handbook


The Glass Artists Studio Handbook


$24.95


Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Glass Beginner instruction and projects for stained glass, fusing and flameworking. If you and 39;re interested in learning glass art techniques, if you have some techniques under your belt and wish to learn more, or if you and 39;re looking for one definitive source for the 3 techniques covered in these pages, this handbook is right for you. Illustrates the steps for crafting beautiful pieces of glass art, including suncatchers, jewelry boxes, beads, and a kaleidoscope. Features 4 parts Part 1 – Starting from Scratch Setting Up Your Studio Part 2 – Exploring Glass Basic Techniques Part 3 – Melding Skills and amp; Techniques Studio Projects Part 4 – Glass Artist Gallery

Studio Secrets Mosaics


Studio Secrets Mosaics


$29.95


This in depth guide to mosaics shows beginners how to get started and provides a wealth of information and inspiration. A total of 5 diverse, colorful, innovative, easy-to-follow projects to show a beginner how to create a range of mosaics, from a glass on glass mirror and to sculptural applications. Each project is accompanied by and nbsp; clear step-by-step photographs as well as thorough instruction. Projects by Verdiano Marzi.

Skutt Gm1014 Studio Kiln


Skutt Gm1014 Studio Kiln


$1794.95


The top and side firing elements on Skutt and 39;s Studio Series of kiln, including the GM1014, makes these units fire very evenly and allow for glass projects to heat at a uniform rate. With a 13.5 chamber height, this kiln is much taller than other top firing kilns allowing for tall slumping and drop mold projects. Equipped with the GlassMaster Controller which gives you the precision and versatility needed for complicated firing projects. Firing chamber measures 23.5 x 13.5. Please Note This kiln is a high voltage product and will require a NEMA 6-50 receptacle outlet (see image below). Ships by truck. Kiln Controllers Made Easy DVD Free Exclusively From Delphi. Let Delphi take the guesswork out of getting your kiln fired up. With the purchase of this kiln you will receive Delphi and 39;s exclusive DVD on programming kiln controllers for free. We will walk you through your first firing with close-up shots of your controller and explanations every step of the way. With an additional section on set-up and safety, getting started in fusing has never been easier.

Skutt Gm814 Studio Kiln


Skutt Gm814 Studio Kiln


$1584.95


Octagon kiln has top and side firing elements to make this unit fire very evenly while heating glass projects at a uniform rate. With a 13.5 and quot; chamber height, this kiln is much taller than other top firing kilns, so you can slump and drop tall projects. Equipped with the GlassMaster controller for precision and versatility so you can fire easy or complicated projects. Firing chamber measures 17-1/2 and quot; x 13-1/2 and quot; deep. See specifications for full product details. Please Note This kiln is a high voltage product and will require a NEMA 6-50 receptacle outlet (see image below).This kiln is available to be shipped via truck only – call or email for a freight quote.

Studio Pro Safety Glasses


Studio Pro Safety Glasses


$8.95


Protect Your Eyes. Eye protection is an essential piece of equipment when you work with glass. The clear, one-piece polycarbonate lens provides protection from glass debris, ultraviolet and infrared rays. Features adjustable temples for a custom fit and side shields for wraparound protection. Perfect for stained glass and mosaics, the Studio Pro Safety Glasses protect with comfort and style. One size fits most.

Studio Pro Fid Pack


Studio Pro Fid Pack


$6.95


Double your foiling ease with Studio Pro fid pack. Contains 2 specially designed plastic fids destined to become your most indispensable tools. Use the unique rooster-shaped fid to widen lead channels or burnish foil; while the straight line simplicity of the second fid, effectively burnishes foil for a nice smooth surface, essential for even solder lines.

Studio Pro Lead Shears


Studio Pro Lead Shears


$9.95


Pattern shears are the secret to creating perfectly fitting glass pieces. These scissors will cut away a strip of paper that is the same thickness as the strip of lead you will use to create your project. You and 39;ll find that ending the frustration of lead projects that don and 39;t fit together will be sheer enjoyment.

Delphi Studio Traditional Cabochon Mold


Delphi Studio Traditional Cabochon Mold


$18.95


An Incredible Value and Convenience – Get 8 Gem Shapes in 1 Mold Fill cabochon mold with glass frit, scrap and powders to create one-of-a-kind cast glass jewelry. Try combining powders to create a marbled look or accent with dichroic. Get eight great, unique looks from one mold. This Delphi Exclusive mold is the perfect way to create unique glass cabochons in a variety of shapes and sizes, all at one time. Use for necklace pendants, earrings, bracelets, even for hot mosaics. No need to purchase multiple molds or fire multiple times. Ceramic mold can be used many times. Coat with Primo Primer 48235. Mold makes eight different cabochon shapes from 1/2 and quot; x 1 and quot; to 1-1/4 and quot; x 1-3/8 and quot; each. See size perspective of mold with quarter and dime images shown. Mold measures 6 and quot; x 4 and quot;. A Delphi Exclusive. Artist Melanie Churchill made the fun dichroic cabochon charm bracelet shown with dichroic frit.

Delphi Studio Earring Mold Set


Delphi Studio Earring Mold Set


$18.95


Get the look of expensive boutique jewelry without the price. Clever molds offer an amazing variety of design options, including glass hoops. Simply cut glass shapes, slump, adhere earring posts and wear proudly. Set of four. You can also use them to create domed pendants, the possibilities are limitless. Kiln wash before use. A Delphi Exclusive. Round mold measures 1-5/8 and quot; diameter. Oval mold measures 5/8 and quot; x 3 and quot;. Rectangle mold measures 1-1/4 and quot; x 1-3/8 and quot;. Rounded rectangle measures 1 and quot; x 1-3/8 and quot;. See size perspective of mold with quarter images shown. and nbsp; Projects shown created by glass artist Melanie Churchill.

Studio Pro Series 14 Kiln


Studio Pro Series 14 Kiln


$1129.95


Dual hinged design offers unlimited access to your art. Lid flips up for loading tall projects, venting, or for manipulating the glass while inside the kiln, while the front loading option (see image below) makes loading your kiln easy. Features include sturdy corner mounted handles for easy access to the lid and body of the kiln, and a multi-position lid vent system. Equipped with the 3-button Set-Pro Digital Controller with Express Mode, getting started fusing will be fast and simple. Select your COE, firing type and speed to use one of 48 pre-set programs, or create and store up to 4 custom 8 segment programs of your own. Operates on standard 120v household current. 2 year manufacturer warranty. This large, professional series kiln features a 14-1/2 and quot; x 14-1/2 and quot; x 6-1/2 and quot; deep firing chamber. Kiln stand is included.

Studio Pro Lightweight Running Pliers


Studio Pro Lightweight Running Pliers


$6.95


Apply gentle pressure and you can feel the score run. Made with tough, resilient plastic, this plier makes an easy break on almost any score. One year manufacturer warranty (excludes replaceable parts).

Studio Pro Circle/strip Maker


Studio Pro Circle/strip Maker


$34.95


Professional Cutter at an Economy Price This easy-to-use tool scores glass, plus marks or cuts strips and circles on plastic sheets, cardboard, poster boards, foam core, fabrics, construction paper, corrugated craft boards, particle boards and many other materials. Use with your own cutter, pen, or knife. Cuts strips 5/8 and quot; (1.6 cm) to 12-1/4 and quot; (31 cm) wide and circles 3 and quot; (7.6 cm) to 24-1/2 and quot; (63 cm) in diameter.

Bevel Max Studio Beveling System


Bevel Max Studio Beveling System


$479.95


Affordable Custom Beveling. Customize stock bevels and clusters, add facets to bead, beveled edges to fused glass and even polish away devitrification with the Max Beveler. The four step grinding/polishing process allows you to create your own bevels and add amazing effects to your hot glass projects. and nbsp;6 year manufacturer warranty. Kit Includes and nbsp; Max Grinder base and nbsp; 6 and quot; 180 Grit diamond disk 15 and 60 Micro grit laps (5 pcs.) Polishing pad and nbsp; Polishing compound and nbsp; Max Splash shield with water bottle Bevel Block and nbsp; Instructional DVD and nbsp; Image included from and quot;Painted and Faceted Fused Beads and quot; book 6489. and nbsp; Available in 220/240 Volt Also available in a 220/240 international voltage version.

Studio In A Box Kit - 90 Coe


Studio In A Box Kit – 90 Coe


$999.95


Everything You Need for an Equipped Fusing Studio No more worries about programming your kiln. The Delphi EZ-Pro 15-6 Kiln included in this kit comes with 16 pre-set programs for firing glass, annealing beads and PMC Silver Clay PLUS you can create up to 22 custom programs. This Delphi exclusive kiln, designed by glass instructors, is the most user-friendly, versatile kiln for glass artists ever. Kiln features both top and side firing to heat projects uniformly, a big firing chamber (15 and quot; w x 6-1/2 and quot; d) and runs on household current. Kit includes handy tools and supplies, dichroic glass, stringers and one of our favorite instructional DVD and 39;s. Kit also includes 8 pieces of easy-to-cut premium 90 COE glass in a variety of colors, approximately 5 and quot; x 8 and quot;, each labeled with item numbers for easy reordering. Ships via FedEx. Kit Includes Delphi EZ-Pro 15-6 Kiln and kiln stand 8 pc 90 COE glass pack, 5 and quot; x 8 and quot; ea 1/2 lb. tube of Bullseye stringers 1/4 lb dichroic glass 12 and quot; round shelf and kiln posts 12 oz. of shelf wash and Haik brush Safety glasses with IR and UV protection Hot gloves Ceramic slumping mold Fusing 101 Fusing is Fun DVD

Jewelry Studio Silver Wire Fusing


Jewelry Studio Silver Wire Fusing


$22.95


Create Dazzling, Handcrafted Silver Jewelry at Your Kitchen Table Artist Liz Jones introduces readers to the new and quickly growing art of Silver Wire Fusing in this simple-to-follow, full color guide. Learn how to make unique, stunning jewelry without the mess and trouble of silversmithing. Using only basic tools and silver wire, you can create beautiful bracelets, necklaces and earrings. This guide will show you how, starting with an overview of tools and materials and several practice exercises. Helpful and quot;Good to Know and quot; tips are scattered throughout the book, and the gallery is sure to inspire you. Features 22 step-by-step projects, fully illustrated with photographs like the ones shown below. Step-by-Step Silver Wire Fusing images below from book 1. Form rings in silver wire 2. Join and close rings to form a chain. 3. Use a micro torch 6722050 to fuse rings closed. Shape or hammer wire. 4. Tumble project in stainless steel shot 67023, and wear proudly.

Delphi Studio 5 Triangle Mold


Delphi Studio 5 Triangle Mold


$16.95


Mini molds make quick and easy projects. Reusable ceramic mold can be fired many times, making them an excellent value. Due to the manufacturing process, individual molds may have slight variations in dimensions shown. Unique triangle shape measures 5 and quot; top to bottom and 5/8 and quot; deep. See size perspective of mold with quarter image shown. Apply kiln wash before use.

Delphi Studio Magic Cube Mold


Delphi Studio Magic Cube Mold


$18.95


Get Professional Results with Delphi Studio Molds You asked for it. You got it. Delphi and 39;s fusing experts have listened to your requests and created a line of premium ceramic molds in exciting shapes. Durable, reusable molds can be fired many times, making them an excellent value. This versatile shaped mold by Delphi artist Keturah Esch has many uses, from vases to desk top containers to jewelry holders. Use shelf paper, such as 1/32 and quot; fiber paper 92809, as a separator to allow glass to release from the mold. Measures 3 and quot; x 3 and quot; x 5 and quot; high. See size perspective of mold with quarter images shown. A Delphi Exclusive.

Studio Pro Grinder Bit Pack


Studio Pro Grinder Bit Pack


$54.95


Stock up on the bits you need and save in the process. These high quality Silver Bullet Bits are chrome hardened for performance, strength, and durability. Pack contains one 1/4 and quot; Cap Bit, one 3/4 and quot; standard bit, and one 3/4 and quot; fast bit. Bit fits all Diamond Tech Max grinders. Also fits Inland and Glastar glass grinders, except Glastar G-5 and G-8.

Delphi Studio Essential Casting Mold


Delphi Studio Essential Casting Mold


$18.95


An Incredible Value and Convenience Get 12 Shapes in 1 Mold This Delphi Exclusive is a fantastic value. You get 12 different cabochon shapes in one convenient mold. It and 39;s the perfect way to create unique glass cabochons in a variety of shapes and sizes, all at one time. It and 39;s specially designed for thinner castings to create lightweight jewelry. Ceramic mold can be used many times. Coat with Primo Primer 48235. Mold makes 12 different cabochon shapes in a variety of sizes. See size perspective of mold with quarter images shown. Mold measures 5 and quot; x 5 and quot;. A Delphi Exclusive. Using casting molds are easy. Artist Melanie Churchill made a fun dichroic cabochon charm with dichroic frit in a few easy steps. Step-By-Step Dichroic Cabochon Bracelet Coat mold with casting primer. Fill mold with frit. Fire. Attach cabochons to finding of your choice.

Delphi Studio Burst Drape Mold


Delphi Studio Burst Drape Mold


$21.95


Delphi and 39;s fusing artists have listened to your requests and have created a line of premium ceramic molds in exciting shapes, including the Burst Drape Mold. Reusable mold can be fired many times, making it an excellent value. Kiln wash before use. Measures 7-1/2 and quot; wide, tapers to 2-1/2 and quot; wide, 2-1/4 and quot; high. See size perspective of mold with quarter image shown. A Delphi Exclusive. Project image courtesy of Creative Paradise.

Studio In A Box Deluxe Kit - 90 Coe


Studio In A Box Deluxe Kit – 90 Coe


$1029.95


No more worries about programming your kiln. The Delphi EZ-Pro and trade; Deluxe 15-6 Kiln included in this kit comes with these Pre-Set Firing Programs. Pre-Set Firing Programs 32 Ceramic Cones and 3 Speeds 8 Glass Firing Programs for 90 and 96 COE glass 3 batch Annealing Programs 5 Metal Clay Programs The Delphi EZ-Pro and trade; Deluxe 15-6 Kiln Fires Both Ceramics And Glass. The ultimate tool for beginners and professionals alike. Featuring pre-set programs and fully customizable firing schedules for ceramics, glass and metal clay. It allows you to crate nearly anything you can dream of. Sophisticated preset firing capabilities take the guesswork out of programming your kiln, producing perfectly fired ceramics, glass and metal clay jewelry every time. For ceramics, the preset cone firing and speed results in beautiful bisques time and time again. Ships via FedEx. Kit Includes Delphi EZ-Pro and trade; Deluxe 15-6 Kiln Eight 5 and quot; x 8 and quot; pieces of fusible 90 COE glass 1/2 tube of Bullseye stringers 1/4 lb dichroic glass 12 inch round shelf Kiln stand and posts Shelf wash and Haik brush Safety glasses with IR and UV protection Ceramic plate mold and quot;Fusing 101 and quot; instructional DVD Hot gloves with heat protection Kiln Controllers Made Easy DVD Free Exclusively From Delphi. Let Delphi take the guesswork out of getting your kiln fired up. With the purchase of this kiln you will receive Delphi and 39;s exclusive DVD on programming kiln controllers for free. We will walk you through your first firing with close-up shots of your controller and explanations every step of the way. With an additional section on set-up and safety, getting started in fusing has never been easier.

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