Friday, August 15, 2008
My New Slab Roller !
Edwin Batsch, a ceramic and kinetic sculpture artist, made the slab roller for me and delivered it today. Ed is so creative; he can make something wonderful out of what others consider junk. He goes to garage sales and finds things people normally throw away or sell inexpensively, and then uses the stuff in creative ways. Take for instance the handles on the slab roller. Ed got a whole bucketful of acrylic grapes for $5 and attached them on the ends of the handles with epoxy - pretty nifty. So my slab roller has burgundy handles. Of course, it also helps that Ed works in a machine shop part time and has angle iron and welding equipment at his disposal too. I can't wait to use my new slab roller.