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A Visit to Clayways in Austin, Texas AND A Problem Solved! Thanks!

A Visit to Clayways in Austin, Texas AND A Problem Solved!  Thanks!

I recently visited with Kit Adams, proprietor/manager of Clayways in Austin, Texas!  What a wonderful place!

Before I toured Clayways, I stopped in at Armadillo Clay.

Armadillo Clay-Austin, Texas

Armadillo Clay-Austin, Texas

Michael Soto

Michael Soto

At Armadillo Clay, I met Michael Soto (his uncle is the famous potter, Ismael Soto!!).  I was looking for a solution to a problem that I had with my peep/bung hole plug in my gas kiln – it was broken!  He was lovely and offered several suggestions, but none really would solve my problem!

This is what my plugs looked like!  Eek!!

Broken Peep/Bung Hole Plug

Broken Peep/Bung Hole Plug

When touring the studio with Kit, we stopped at the gas kiln and she pulled out a wad of fibre-which was the plug for the bung hole!!! Duh, now don’t I feel silly! Easy solution!!!

Fibre Kiln Port/Bung Hole Plug Kit Adams-Clayways-Austin, Texas

Fibre Kiln Port/Bung Hole Plug
Kit Adams-Clayways-Austin, Texas

Fibre Kiln Port/Bung Hole Plug

Fibre Kiln Port/Bung Hole Plug

Broken Peep/Bung Hole Plug

The rest of the tour was amazing!  What a great place! For more info on Clayways:  click HERE!!!

There is a gallery, work spaces, kiln rooms, supplies, great glazes, and much much more.

I’ve put together the pics so you can view them easily.  Just click on the first small pic and it will open up larger, then you can scroll through the rest of the pics!

Written by Marian Williams

2 Comments

  1. Barb Rogers · June 9, 2013

    What a fun trip through another community studio…just like (but different) than ours in Black Mountain. Thanks so much for the great detailed posting!

  2. smartcat · June 10, 2013

    Thanks for the tour. There’s lots of interesting stuff going on there.

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