Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shop and Shelves

Bulldog Pottery Shop in Seagrove, North Carolina
Today was a beautiful day. This is the outside of our Bulldog Pottery shop today and it is 66 degrees and feels so good. We could have been planting daffodils today, but we were busy putting up more shelves in our glazing area which feels really really good. I think we are on our way to getting ourselves set up.

Bruce putting up shelves under the stairs

Monday, January 28, 2013

Glaze Space

Bruce is trying to figure our how many shelves will fit

Shelves for 10,000 glazes. Well not that many glazes yet. Really, they would all dry up before we could use them.
We are finally getting our glazing area set up. We are looking forward to using our space the way we designed it a handful of years ago. It really does take a long time to get things situated. Especially for the organizationally impaired couple. We are putting up three 12" shelves and will cut one down to 9".

Tomorrow we will put shelves up under the stairs.

Two shelves up

Three Shelves Up

Making sure all is on the level

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hand-made Ball Mill

Bruce Working on the Handmade Ball Mill

Hand-made ball mill by Michael Panciera in the mid 1980's -- made from salvage wringer washer parts, the motor, and roller bars, updated today with bottom platform and locking casters from IKEA.

Ball Mills are used to help grind ceramic materials to smaller particles and homogenizing mixtures, such as glazes.

Bruce working on the roller bearings

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Slow Time

January brings some time for reflection, organizing projects, cleaning out some corners, and gearing up for a productive year. Here are a few images that I have taken in the morning while out walking around.