Monday, May 31, 2010

Kickin' back

With my Onggi and Carved porcelain workshop at Taos Clay just around
the corner and an Anagama firing on June 18th, things have gotten a
bit busier around the studio. It's been great to get back to the
Onggi wheel, something really great about the pace and feel of a kick
wheel. I always think of something my friend Scott Roberts says
about using a kick wheel; "it's nice to be able to actually hear the
clay passing over the rib without the hum of an electric motor", a
small detail but somehow it really adds to the overall experience and
makes for a more relaxed (if this word can be used to describe Onggi-
making) time in the studio.


Until We Bead Again, Beth Murr said...

Never really thought about the sound of the electric wheel before. I have never used a kick wheel. Would love to try it sometime. These pics are great. Thanks for posting them.

togeii said...

Great picture in the workshop announcement.