I read a post over on Deborah Woods’ blog about throwing in cold weather and it got me wondering….
She said she uses a crock pot in cold weather to keep her throwing water warm so her hands don’t freeze, which I actually think is kinda brilliant.
Are there any others out there that use warm/hot water in cold weather? I guess whats bothering me is that I’ve actually tried it a few times, sometimes by accident, pushing the lever more toward warm, sometimes on purpose when it was cold. It took me a while to put it together, but I seemed to have a lot of trouble throwing with warm water. When I mentioned it to a more experienced potter, they said ‘Oh, yeah, you don’t want to throw with warm water, always use cold.’
For you warm water throwers, do you have challenges? Or is it something I’d eventually adjust to? I’d also imagine it’s probably dependent on the clay body.
I’ve got to get back into the studio soon…. WAY too much time to think lately…..