[Clayart] pugmills

Terry Lazaroff terrylazaroff at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 13:54:33 UTC 2021


Quality of life is important. 

Terry

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> On Aug 5, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Antoinette Badenhorst <porcelainbyantoinette at gmail.com> wrote:
> It sounds wonderful! I had a mechanical non-dearing "Dabeb" at the time,
> the guru for all clay equipment in South Africa. It could  make 1 ton of
> clay per day by filling the chamber with lumps of clay and then using the
> lever, pushing the clay through, in the same way we use extruders most of
> the time. I remember how tired I was after a day's clay making.
> For the past 22 years I have mixed clay by hand. First it was stoneware and
> later porcelain. I have about a ton of stoneware clay that is aged for 10
> or more years. I hope to teach with it in my new-studio-to-be, but
> it will probably not last for long.
> Getting older is not for sissies, so I will definitely not work
> without pugging in future.
> 
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 6:48 AM kathi at lesueurclaywork.com <
> kathi at lesueurclaywork.com> wrote:
> 
>> I’ve owned two pugmill during my 45 year career in clay. The first was a
>> Bluebird studio model. Non-desiring that I bought in 1979. Amazingly. It is
>> still being used although with repairs to the plunger. The second is the
>> Bluebird Powerstar which I bought in 1992. The barrel is an aluminum alloy
>> and the auger is stainless. I bought it because Of it’s extrusion
>> capability. In the time I have used it I have had one repair. The electric
>> switch went bad. A minor repair that a friend did for me. I would highly
>> recommend this machine. If you can find it used all the better.
>> 
>> Kathi LeSueur
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>>> On Aug 4, 2021, at 9:14 PM, Antoinette Badenhorst <
>> porcelainbyantoinette at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi guys. The last time I owned a pugmill was 22 years ago, before I
>> came to
>>> the USA.
>>> I am considering one or probably 2 at this stage, stainless steel for
>>> porcelain and another for stoneware clay.
>>> What do I have to look for before I buy? Is it worth it to buy second
>> hand.
>>> If so, what should I look for? Thanks again.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Antoinette Badenhorst
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> 
> Antoinette Badenhorst
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