We are going to look at a reconditioned pug mill tomorrow.
A pug mill is used to chop up the clay and mix it so that it is ready to be used, mainly throwing.
Even though I work in both porcelain and stoneware, I will use it for the stoneware.
The stoneware is harder to wedge (think of kneeding) and is more work on the wrists, or the back, depending on which kind of wedging I do. So I’m hoping a pug mill will help.
The porcelain is softer and just needs a little light wedging to get it ready to be thrown.
Looking forward to just throwing with out having an aching back or arms, and just getting on with the job.