Roger Graham and his wife, Pauline, made us welcome with a cuppa and showed us around their workshop. Roger is quite an inventor and has produced some remarkable tools to make his work easier. He happily shares many of these on his website: Toolijooa Old School Pottery
Being the generous soul that he is, he gave each of us a gift. A test tile holder for which he has made up his own extruder die. Here is a pic - I think it is brilliant. His tile are flat rectangles with a hole thru so when fired they can be threaded on a wire taking up less room.
(I forgot to say I'm sharing this post with Mud Colony - a great ceramics blog group started by the wonderful Adriana Christianson) Do pop over and check it out - lots of great post links.
|Detail of bisque fire holder|
|Each holder will take 3 test tiles and easily fits between other pots|