P V (C)ontraption…

You may remember if you happened to catch an earlier post where I showed my pvc glazing cup holder thingie…

Well I decided that I’d like to do the same thing with some bowls and see how it worked but to balance a 12″ bowl on a single point didn’t seem like a good idea especially when I considered the dumping of glaze onto the precariously balanced bowl. So that means that the pvc stand has to have 3 points for the inside of the bowl to rest on, so off to home depot and add a little support to the base as well…

Here it is in action and I have to admit that it worked like a charm. You can set the bowl a touch off center so that the glaze tends to ride along the rim of the bowl and collect on one side instead of droplets spaced all around the perimeter…

Glaze firing tonight and beers too.


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19 Responses to “P V (C)ontraption…”

  1. gary rith Says:

    I was wondering if the Bug gets a bunch of pipe to play with too?

    • jim Says:

      amigo… i gave her the leftover piece which is about 8 feet long and she talks through it to sunglasses and sunglasses has a fit and starts barking like a crazed dog.

  2. ron Says:

    Potters are such great problem solvers!

  3. Miri Says:

    Love it! I’m impressed you can pour the glaze with such a small “catch” basin. I’d have the glaze all over the floor! 🙂

  4. Eugene Hon Says:

    Great contraption, marvellous invention, everything always has to be practical, useful, usable and more importantly desirable, aesthetically pleasing all the way. Craftspeople at their best, Ron you have it spot on. Lekker bly

  5. MY Says:

    Hey Jim..good to see you always thinking(and creating)love your work, all of it and would love to get two coffee mugs. That maids in a row bit, I gotta have your secret. MY

  6. MY Says:

    Hi Jim..love your work, it’s wonderful to see such creative stuff.

  7. Judy Shreve Says:

    Pretty darn smart –

  8. kim hines Says:

    i love this idea!

  9. zygote Says:

    Clever clever!

  10. Connie Says:

    Wow, you are a genius!!

  11. d Kat) Says:

    Wonderful! How do you deal with the glaze that gets contained by the foot or do you wax inside the foot?

    • jim Says:

      hi d Kat), well the glaze puddles immediately and so i sponge any that’s still liquid off there and then after it’s dry sponge the remaining glaze off. i don’t wax the foot

  12. Cindy Gilliland Says:

    That’s pretty darn cool. I’m going to make one before my next glazing.

  13. elizabeth Says:

    That is brilliant! I love pvc, so usefull for so many things.

  14. Jud Tavill Says:

    That’s actually a great idea to save glaze if I can fit these pieces in my spray booth…
    Brilliant though…absolutely.

  15. Michael Mahan Says:

    Bring your gizmo to the pub and you can rest your elbow with beer in hand. Less of a stress on the arm – more drinking.

  16. jim Says:

    hi linda, yes i glazed the insides of the bowls first and then waxed the rims. i think that the pvc would mar the glaze on the inside if you’re not careful but if you are very careful when placing it on there it’s fine.

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