The first Peter Pugger was born in 1973 in sunny San Luis Obispo, California. It was a collaboration of a then-little-known architect/potter named Gordon Motta and an even lesser-known engineer named Randy Wood. Gordon wanted a pugmill; Randy had ideas. After many long nights of welding, cutting, banging, bending, consulting, and a little swearing, a very strange pugmill emerged, made mostly of recycled parts from abandoned garlic factory processing equipment. This long-nosed monstrosity was aptly named "Peter Pugger" by a friend with an active imagination. At that point no one imagined Peter Pugger would ever begin manufacturing. "If I had it to do over, I'm not sure I'd call it Peter Pugger", says Randy, "but it sure is a name people don't forget."
Today, Peter Pugger has become a reliable name in clay pugging, de-airing, and reconditioning. The workhorses will make pugging your clay a breeze; for true studio freedom, consider purchasing a Peter Pugger VPM model, which means vacuum-mixing-pugging. These machines truly CAN do it all, making the most of your time, materials, and studio space.
Questions about the right Peter Pugger mixer or VPM for your space? We’re happy to help! Give us a call at 215-427-9665 today.