In 1977, ceramic artist Rimas VisGirda launched "Captain Ceramics", a business that catered to the entire spectrum of ceramic hobbyists. From their "entry level" potter's wheel, which was powered by a pull-string to the "world's most powerful ceramic wheel", the X-1, which was powered by a 300 HP Oldsmobile engine, Captain Ceramics had the right product for you. This video also showcases the entire range of convenient Captain Ceramics products--from pre-boxed kiln gods to pre-centered lumps of clay and pre-thrown cylinders. When Captain Ceramics stopped production, a gaping hole was left in the world of ceramic hobby supplies that has yet to be filled. (Originally posted by Garth Johnson on youtube.)

Views: 288

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Comment by Brigitte Martin on April 4, 2012 at 8:59am

Glad you like this, Ann. I was thinking that this business model easily translates to all kinds of other craft media as well. I am hoping someone will pick up this idea and run with it. Hammers that don't leave marks, saw blades that won't snap, pre-soldered seams... the list is endless.

Comment by Ann Davis on April 3, 2012 at 11:10am

That was hilarious Brigitte!!! Thanks for finding that...."easily centers a thousand pounds of clay" whoo hoo sign me up!!!!!

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Lecturer in Silversmithing & Jewellery (0.5FTE) Glasgow School of Art - School of…"
7 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"CRAFTS This month: the World of PaperWhy don't we reverse the traditional assumptions about this unexpectedly rich material, obtained by pressing together moist fibers of cellulose pulp? Let’s discover how expertise and know-how can shape…"
9 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Rhino in an effective and time saving manner Who should take this course: Anyone interested in 3D modelling with a view to creating physical objects. Jewellery makers and small scale sculptors. Dates and price Monday - Friday /21st to 25th…"
9 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"How The Watch Transformed Our World Crafting Timehttp://designmuseum.org/things-to-do/talks-and-events/crafting-time?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CraftingTime_220617&mc_cid=68fe5fd6ef&mc_eid=6f3dd7e6ef Tuesday 11…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Cartier in MotionUntil 28 Julypop-up exhibitionCurated by renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, learn the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and discover rare insights into the work of the designers in the invention of the…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius opens next Wednesday28 June - 24 September 2017Be amongst the first to explore Breathing Colour by acclaimed  Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. Take a deeper look at the way colour behaves in this new…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Making Little Craft is the vision of Junko Mori and John Egan. "We want to create a space for craft: the local community, its' makers and their talent all to be celebrated."https://junko-mori.squarespace.com/about-me/"
10 hours ago

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Masthead Credits

Chanda Zea

Object Series 1, 2, 3

Porcelain, slipcast and altered with terra sigillata, rubber.
8” x 8” x 8”, 12” x 8” x 8”, 8” x 8” x 10
2013

© 2017   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service