AMACO® Heavyweights and Lightweights Win Bouts for Artistic Creativity

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From pre-school to university-aged students, chances are most people in America have used AMACO® products at some point during their education. This summer AMACO® appeals to artists everywhere with glass slump molds and Brent® potters wheels.

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The fact that the CXC not only supported the ton of clay, but actually turned it, is a tribute to the years of dedication to quality built into every AMACO® wheel.

From pre-school to university-aged students, chances are most people in America have used AMACO® products at some point during their education. As one of the oldest craft material manufacturers in the United States, an AMACO® craft experience from holiday ornament making to plate making remains lodged in the long term memory of students everywhere with other school milestones such as reading The Velveteen Rabbit or Goodnight Moon for the first time. This summer AMACO® appeals to artists everywhere with glass slump molds and Brent® potters wheels.

As the need for artistic expression expands with age, AMACO® has a variety of products available to meet the particular taste of each artist's individual pallet. More and more artists are discovering the medium of warm glass. AMACO® offers a variety of products for working with warm glass including kilns, glass sheets, casting supplies, noodles, stringers, and slump molds. Glass slump molds are designed for creating glass items such as plates or bowls. The molds are available in square and circular shapes and with rounded or flat sides and provide endless creative options.    

On the other end of the size spectrum are Brent® pottery wheels. These high-quality, durable machines can handle a significant amount of weight. Just ask Rick Taylor, Supervisor Brent® Division, who recently tested the strength of the Brent® pottery wheel by placing 2,200 pounds of clay on the wheel for twelve hours. This is roughly the same weight as a giraffe, a buffalo, or a killer whale.

Taylor adds, "The fact that the CXC not only supported the ton of clay, but actually turned it, is a tribute to the years of dedication to quality built into every AMACO® wheel." In addition to durability, Brent® pottery wheels offer some of the best technical support available in the industry through a network of authorized dealers. It is easy to see why it remains the "World's Most Popular Wheel."

For the potter ready to expand his or her knowledge base, the 2008 Ceramic Workshop Schedule, available on the AMACO® website, offers a variety of workshops to meet the individual goals of potters from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta, Georgia.

For more further information regarding the supplies and equipment available through AMACO® visit http://www.amaco.com, or call (800) 374-1600.

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