Re: [MedievalSawdust] Fw: ISO woodworker to make pottery wheel
Hmm, having had a look at the card, that's an early "kick-wheel", with a very small "flywheel".
I'd say that will require a fair degree of skill to build it "right" and properly balanced; and a great deal of throwing experience to be able to use it properly and throw "good" pots.
The flywheel isn't very large or thick, - and, unless it's made of a very dense stone - or cast from lead - won't store much rotational energy.
Every time the potter kicks, that will jar his/her body, which will tend to jar the throwing hands.
Moreover, there is no water-retaining tray arounf the turntable work-face [ a quick way to get absolutely filthy, IMHO], and so nothing to rest the hands upon while doing tightly controlled movements.
I would even want to think about trying to use the wheel if built as illustrated !
Can we be sure that the illustrator hasn't used artistic license - and omitted things while striving to get the basic idea across to the viewer.
Are there any other period illustrations of such a kick-wheel design to confirm/support the accuracy of the picture?
--- On Tue, 21/7/09, Barbara Dodge <awench1@...> wrote:
From: Barbara Dodge <awench1@...>
Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Fw: ISO woodworker to make pottery wheel
Date: Tuesday, 21 July, 2009, 1:59 AMMaybe I have gone about forwarding this message all wrong. Don't forget, the original request is by someone on the Merry Rose (Atlantia's e-mail list). Her name is Kateryn Rous (katrous@yahoo. com). I'll be happy to continue forwarding info in regards to this project from the Merry Rose to the Sawdust list if you like. I just want to make sure all necessary info is disseminated.Below marked with ** is additional info from Kateryn.Barb**FWIW, here's some period illustrations of potters ... And the 15th C playing card on the site above is the kind I'm interested in. http://www.larsdatt er.com/potters. htm**Note from Barbara:Here is the direct link to the specific card that is mentioned above: http://www.khm. at/de/kunsthisto risches-museum/ sammlungen/ kunstkammer/ varia/?aid= 1&cHash=aab80f0abdTry to ignore the sculpture to the right!----- Original Message -----From: Conal O'hAirt Jim HartSent: Monday, July 20, 2009 8:41 PMSubject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Fw: [MR] ISO woodworker to make pottery wheelwhere are you? ( for shipping considerations )
got pictures of something like what you want?
foot powered or...?
have not made one before, sounds like it could be fun though...
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