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.)

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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!!!!!

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