gayle bair on wed 2 jan 08
Today was a bit warmer in my garage/studio but I was still cold
even with the space heater.
I have a couple sweat shirts with cut off arms 1/2 way up the sleeve
so I don't get clay all over them when throwing.
However my forearms were getting cold. As I emptied the dryer today I
one of my husband's crew socks with a couple worn out spots.
The lightbulb went on and I cut off the toe section and voila! I have
warmers. Now I don't have to battle constantly pulling up sleeves or
sweat shirts all the time because they have clay on the sleeves.
The socks stay in place and even have a fitted elbow!
They will be easier to wash than multiple sweat shirts.
Ok I'm an admitted nut but it works!
Bainbridge Island WA
Jeanette Harris on thu 3 jan 08
Great idea about 'arm socks'.
So, are you here in AZ or still in WA?
I'm going nuts here in AZ 'cause I've pretty well gotten the house
harnessed and spent time with my cousin who lives here, but am
chafing to get back to clay. I enrolled at the local rec center 3
miles away and will be doing hand building and throwing, but using
Laguna cone 10 and the studio glazes. Lots to get acquainted with.
Didn't bring any work with me--no room, but do have my fav tools.
Let me know when you get here so we can have a good chin wag. heh
Lee on thu 3 jan 08
On Jan 3, 2008 9:37 AM, gayle bair wrote:
>rearms were getting cold. As I emptied the dryer today I
> came across
> one of my husband's crew socks with a couple worn out spots.
> The lightbulb went on and I cut off the toe section and voila! I have
The farmers and workmen here in Mashiko wear forearm
protectors, I think descended from the medieval ones, except without
the part that covers the back of the hands.
The modern ones are denim or some other kind of cotton with
elastic at the top and bottom. They come on and off easily. We
wore them when we fired the Noborigama, but we had to be careful that
they were cotton and not a synthetic blend. One of the young deshis
caught on fire while stoking the main door of the noborigama because
he was wearing synthetic ones.
Your recycled socks are a good equivalent!
Lee in Mashiko, Tochigi Japan
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