Vince Pitelka
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Technological University

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Index of My Tool Times Columns in Clay Times Magazine

Vince Pitelka, 2012

 

January, 2001 - “Intro to Making and Buying Tools

March, 2001 - “Making Tools: Getting Started” - bench grinder, abrasive flap wheel

May, 2001 - “Using the Bench Grinder to Make Simple Tools”

July, 2001 - “A Wheel By Any Other Name” - transmission wheel

September, 2001 - “Mixing Metaphors” - easy claymixing

November, 2001 - “The Joys of Trapping Sludge” - easy to build clay trap

January, 2002 - “Clay Tools From the Kitchen, Hardware Store, and Flea Market”

March, 2002 - “Nose to the Grindstone” - grinding tools and media

May, 2002 - “Working Surfaces”

July, 2002 - “Tools for Texture”

September, 2002 - “Back to Basics” - basic approaches of ancient and tribal cultures

November, 2002 - “Just Sitting Around” - seating surfaces for handbuilding or throwing

January, 2003 - “A Simple, Effective Homemade Spraybooth”

March, 2003 - “Choosing Spray Equipment”

May, 2003 - “Studio Storage Solutions”

July, 2003 - “You Need These Tools” - a variety of indispensable tools

September, 2003 - “Rib It” - different kinds of ribs and their uses

November, 2003 - “Keep it Damp, Get it Dry” - damp boxes; drying cabinets

January, 2004 - “Torch It” - torches, heat guns, hair dryers

March, 2004 - “Cut, Slice, Poke, Pierce”

May, 2004 - “Punching and Drilling”

July, 2004 - “Tool Safety, Part One: Skin and Eye Hazards”

September, 2004 - “Tool Safety, Part Two: Lung Hazards”

November, 2004 - “All About Bats, Part I” - installing bat pins; wood product bats

January, 2005 - “All About Bats, Part II” - plaster bats, plastic bats, wood and tarpaper bats

March, 2005 - “Banding Wheels and Turntables”

May, 2005 - “Spin It: Banding Wheels and Turntables, Part II”

July, 2005 - “Does Tool Cost Equals Efficiency?”

September, 2005 - “Hydrometers and Racking Canes: Tools for Terra Sig”

November, 2005 - “Tables, Shelves, and Carts”

January, 2006 - “Measuring and Gauging, Part I - The Shrinkage Ruler”

March, 2006 - “Measuring and Gauging, Part II” - a variety of gauges useful in the studio

May, 2006 - “At the Wheel: Keep Things within Reach”

July, 2006 - “On the Road Again”

September, 2006 - “Tools to Maintain Your Studio”

November, 2006 - “Hands and Tools: Shaping Your Message”

January, 2007 - “Drying Sensibly”

March, 2007 - “Tools for Altering”

May, 2007 - “New Products, New Ideas”

July, 2007 - “Tools for Throwing, Part I”

September, 2007 - “Tools for Throwing, Part II”

November, 2007 – “There’s No Single Way” (Inspirations from Turkey)

January, 2008 – “The Spray Bottle is Your Friend”

March, 2008 – “What’s That Tool Made Of?”

May, 2008 – “Vine Handles and Paper Clay”

July, 2008 – “What’s New in Tools?”

September, 2008 – “Some Thoughts on Tools for Handbuilding”

November, 2008 – “Ribs in Profile, Part I”

January, 2009 – No edition

March, 2009 – “Ribs in Profile, Part II”

May, 2009 – “Using Props and Supports in Handbuilding”

July, 2009 – “What’s New in Tools, Part I”

September, 2001 – “What’s New in Tools, Part II”

November, 2009 – “Bison Studios: Phil Poburka and Bison Studios”

Spring, 2010 – “Tools for Mixing”

Summer, 2010 – “Weighing In On Weighing”

Fall, 2010 – “Some Interesting Tools from Non-Clay Sources”

Winter, 2010 – “New Tools, New Ideas”

Spring, 2011 – “Rolling On”

Summer, 2011 – “The Daily Grind” – Grinding Media

Fall, 2011 – “New Tools, New Ideas”

Winter, 2011 – “About Slabs, Canvas, and Mats”

Summer, 2012 – “Post-NCECA Tools, Part I”

Fall, 2012 – “Post-NCECA Tools, Part II”

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