I’m sure many of you think an adjustment of my meds is long over due. I tried to say no to drugs but they just wouldn’t listen. The jug drug is the monkey I’ve had on my back for decades. Like my jug teacher Mick Casson I make three types of jugs, roundies, shapies and meds. The med is the one I make the least of because it’s simple shape is one I have the hardest time with. It is really just a tall cylinder with a subtle swelling of the lower belly. I made 10 and wouldn’t you know it I was more satisfied with the last 3. Mick made awesome Meds. Wish I could dial back the clock and go back to Wobage Farm, Upton Bishop, Ross on Wye, Wales and work with Mick and Andrew McGarva again for a refresher.
I’m using my reclaim so I decided to make a hand built lip rather than pull it. Some prefer the reclaim but I always find it a bit short when I put it through my VPM-30 Peter Pugger. It probably could use another go through. I get 4- 12lb pugs from one hopper full. It is supposed to handle 85lbs of clay but half of it is left in the barrel. I love this pug mill. I tried the little table top PP and it was really just a toy maybe for a recreational drug user.
I remember early in my career I had an old Hobart baker’s dough mixer and a pug mill run by pulley’s that went right past my arm. It was a scary arm eater that I am glad didn’t get a hold on me. A BSA Lightning, a Norton 750 Commando and 3 Harley’s what the hell was I thinking about my mortality? Someday I’ll look back on all of this and plow into a parked car.
With a lot of the flowers in bloom around here I am interested in keeping my jugs at a functional scale. They are flower vases really. Even I don’t have jugs of juice or milk in the fridge. I would of course use a jug for serving if I was trying to impress someone cuter than Andrew.