Peter Pugger – Rugged custom-crafted machines engineered for serious ceramicists!
In studios where clay recycling is a high priority, no product makes shorter business of reconstitution than Peter Puggers. Started in 1973 in San Luis Obispo, California, Petter Pugger was the brainchild of architect/potter Gordon Motta and engineer Pandy Wood. Together, they researched, sought out, anazlyzed and visited every existing pugmill they could find – from studio models to industrial giants. Their hard work paid off, and eventually Peter Pugger developed that studio standby that saves every studio manager a lot of time and energy: the combination pugger-mixer.
Now, Peter Puggers can truly do it all. By dumping recycled scarps or fresh powdered material into the mixing chamber and adding water, the Peter Pugger’s powerful blades will chop up and refine even the toughest, most ornery clay scraps. When you choose the vacuum option, de-airing clay is as easy as pressing a button. Finally, the pug function allows your clay to emerge in a neat, manageable package – no messy chamber cleanup necessary, as is the case with many non-pugging mixers! Here at The Ceramic Shop, we swear by our Peter Pugger – we use it as part of our stilt and post production set-up, and the fact that this machine is so easy to use and so effective has enabled us to keep up with heavy production demands.