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RE: [teacherartexchange] ceramics equipment set-up


From: Education (education_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 05 2012 - 09:43:10 PDT

Definitely - call in a local potter for help.

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From: paulette keck []
Sent: October 5, 2012 11:46 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] ceramics equipment set-up

Hello everyone,

I have finally gotten a ceramics class!!! 


Last year we got some grants and ordered a pug mill, slab roller, and wall
mount extruder. Everything arrived, but its still sitting in the boxes...
We're talking big, expensive, industrial type stuff and no one seems to know
how its supposed to get put together. I would usually do it, but considering
the cost, I really don't want to take responsibility for it being put
together properly, not to mention safely. I've talked to the custodians...
They don't do that, the company should send someone to do it. I called where we ordered it from, and they don't know what I'm talking
about, but e-mailed me a link to the manuals with directions. I've been
calling around to other leads people have given me, but I think I am no
closer to a solution. 

Also, we have 4 pottery wheels. They only have a on high, and on low for
speed settings, with no control peddle. They go pretty slow and are
difficult for me to use, so I'm a little worried about the kids being able
to learn...

Looking for ideas for either or both problems....


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