John uses a homemade jigger arm on a Brent wheel
Jiggering a platter using a wooden die
"Too Fish Platter"
The Quick-Release is attached to a machined plate which fits in the jiggering bucket
Dinner plate mold on his Radcliffe jigger machine
3/8" polycarbonate or a Plastibat is siliconed to the Quick-Release to stiffen for a precise mold
Additional dies have been made with a 1/2" polycarbonate beveled leading edge
Back of die
Bob and Connie's jiggered dinnerware
Zach uses a Shimpo jigger arm
Jiggered dinner plates
Sheila uses a homemade jigger arm on a Bailey Wheel. This die has a metal leading edge screwed to a wood plate.
Dinner plate bat with a stamped pattern and scalloped edge. Talc is brushed on the bat to help avoid facial creasing of the clay paddy.
Dinner and salad plates
Specializes in large scale pottery for residential and commercial applications. He can do both Jiggering and jollying with this very stout jigger arm.
His templates are cut out of aluminum with a saber saw.
The aluminum template is then attached to a piece of wood and mounted on his jigger arm.
Once the pugs of clay are prepared he can begin the throwing of large bowls.
He centers a pug of clay on the top of the bowl mold.
The clay is gradually pushed down over the domed bat.
He then jiggers the foot of the bowl.
To jolly a bowl he begins by inserting a pug of clay.
Once the clay has been drawn out to the inside of the mold he lowers the jollying template.
To make a jolly mold he secures the Quick-Release to a large bat. A large coil of clay is attached.
The coil is thrown to the correct height and the template is then lowered to check for the correct depth and width.
Plaster is poured in.
Excess plaster is gradually removed as the wheel turns.
The finished mold will be centered and secured by the Quick-Release.