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"pugging to the wheelhead"

updated tue 7 nov 00


Chris Schafale on mon 6 nov 00

I had a similar experience once when demonstrating for a school
group. One little boy watched solemnly for the longest time, then
got down and looked underneath the wheel. When he got up, he
said, "but where does it come from???"


> Once, while I was demonstrating at the Washington State Fair, throwing
> lots of little rice bowls off the hump, one man stood watching me for
> the longest time. Evidently he felt that the big lump of clay wasn't
> diminishing very much for the number of pieces I was making (Thank you,
> thank you...), for he asked me if the clay was coming up through the
> middle of the wheelhead!
> Although I laughed hysterically, I found the prospect appalling:
> something like Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times", with the two wrenches,
> trying to keep up, never being able to get away from the wheel.
> Pat Colyar, in Gold Bar, Washington, where it's raining at the
> rate of an inch an hour right now, woke me up........
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