Thursday, April 2, 2009

Potters tools or where have all the plungers gone?

I know we all have those tools we find valuable to our job. I thought I would show you our favorite tools for keeping our glazes stirred while dipping pots.
It has become harder to find these plungers- now they are too fancy with an extra cuppy thingy at the bottom- these old fashion plain ones are better.
Wax the handles or put a sealer on them-paint works well too. Then drill some holes. They will keep your glaze nicely mixed.

And while we are at it- how about that long Allen wrench which you are not using? Works great for a test batch of glaze- and if you think this is great you should have seen my father- in-law use a cordless drill with a beaters to the mixer to mash potatoes one year when the mixer died- I will have to find those pictures....

5 comments:

Linda Starr said...

I use a drill with a little wirly gig end on it and a spatchula, but those plungers look pretty handy.

Judy Shreve said...

I use a toilet brush to stir my glazes -- but my glazes are in 5 gallon paint buckets. How does the plunger work? Can it it get to the settled area on the bottom of the bucket?
I quit using my drill because I think using a drill can add little pieces of plastic to your glazes . . .

jimgottuso said...

wow! what a great idea, i even have one of those old fashioned kind

Annapants! said...

Gramps and the cordless drill with the mashed potatoes... That WAS pretty funny! ;p

cookingwithgas said...

Hi- all and no it will not bring up the badly settled glaze on the bottom of a bucket- but once you have the glaze going they are great.