Paul Herman on wed 22 feb 12
These were invented and made by Al Johnson of Scott Creek Pottery,
near Santa Cruz, CA. It seems they are no longer available.
Great Basin Pottery
Doyle, California US
On Feb 22, 2012, at 7:44 PM, L TURNER wrote:
> Craig, David, et.al.
> have a look at:
> its the first image in a Google image search for "pottery easel"
> Have fun.
Craig Fulladosa on wed 22 feb 12
Somewhere in my past travels or visits to pottery equipment stores or maybe=
even NCECA I=3DA0spotted=3DA0an intriguing tool for=3DA0decorating=3DA0lar=
It was an easel for decorating vases . This would allow the pot to be held=
and tilted without the artist cradling it in their arms to paint or draw o=
n. I am trying to find one now or would like to build one but can't=3DA0fin=
=3DA0it anywhere. Does anyone here know of such a tool =3DA0or where I can=
nd=3DA0out more about it. Is it worth=3DA0pursuing?=3D0AThanks.
David Hendley on wed 22 feb 12
The vase easel was made and sold years ago. Their ad was ubiquitous
in Ceramics Monthly throughout the '70's.
Now, since it hasn't been made in decades, it would probably be hard
to find one.
The concept is pretty basic, and it was made out of wood, so it shouldn't
be to difficult to make your own! Look for pictures in 30-40 year-old
----- Original Message -----
Somewhere in my past travels or visits to pottery equipment stores or maybe
even NCECA I spotted an intriguing tool for decorating large pots. It was a=
easel for decorating vases . This would allow the pot to be held and tilted
without the artist cradling it in their arms to paint or draw on. I am
trying to find one now or would like to build one but can't find it
anywhere. Does anyone here know of such a tool or where I can find out more
about it. Is it worth pursuing?
L TURNER on wed 22 feb 12
Craig, David, et.al.
have a look at:
its the first image in a Google image search for "pottery easel"
Rimas VisGirda on thu 23 feb 12
The easel pictured in JoAnn Axford's is fairly common in European porcelain=
factories. The European version can rotate on the axis. They are used prim=
arily for china painting on vases. I have a system that I use in my studio =
that I developed after years of stiff neck and shoulder trying to decorate =
vases on a banding wheel. I attach a rod to a table top that extends horizo=
ntally off the edge of the table, the rod is covered by pipe insulation whi=
ch provides a cushion for the pot. The rod in the photo is a piece of broom=
stick. I have a variety of diameter rods from 1/4" welding rod to 3" PVC pi=
pe that I use for various size pots. This system allows me to carve on gree=
nware as well as decorate bisqueware and high fired ware. The setup in the =
pictures is temporary; my normal setup has the rod extending from the middl=
e of the table, that way I can wheel around the piece with the rolling offi=
ce chair depending on what angle I want to approach the pot... -Rimas