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When you run a large-scale studio or classroom that goes through a lot of clay, recycling the scraps by hand is often not an option – the work can be laborious and time-consuming, not to mention hard on the wrists and hands. This is the reason that pugmills are such coveted pieces of equipment for programs where there are large amounts of clay to be reclaimed and recycled. They truly are the potter’s best solution for transforming scraps into workable clay. These industrial machines, with their large internal mixing blades, can be used to thoroughly reconstitute clay to a desired consistency and, in some cases, additionally remove air from, or ‘de-aerate’, clay bodies. Clay that has dried out or become too stiff to work with can be run through a pugmill with some water, which helps to evenly add moisture to the clay body and bring it back to life! Again, this can be an ideal alternative to wedging clay by hand, particularly if this motion could cause discomfort in your wrists or arms. In this way, pugmills can save both time and money.

 

Some pugmills have an additional vacuum mechanism that acts to remove air that inevitably becomes entrapped in the clay during mixing. This makes the motion of a pugmill similar to the act of wedging, except you can go through much larger volumes of clay. Clay that has been de-aired is preferred by many people, particularly those who throw on the wheel. By removing the air bubbles, you can cut back on production mishaps, such as pottery breaking during firing due to trapped air pockets. Even without this additional vacuum feature, most pugmills do a great job of cutting back on the amount of air that has been folded into a clay.

 

If you are interested in mixing clay from scratch, or recycling scraps of clay at various stages of drying, then you may consider a combination clay mixer/pugmill. These machines combine the pugging ability of pugmills with the mixing properties of traditional clay mixers, allowing you to add bone dry scraps in with water to create evenly mixed and wedged clay. You also have the option of working from a recipe based on dry materials alone. This method is particularly great for artists working with finicky clay bodies such as porcelain – you will be able to easily make a homogenous claybody with a specific consistency on a regular basis!

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We will be happy to help you decide which equipment is best for you!

 

425 Bluebird Pug Mill
Item #: 425PUGMILL
Bluebird
425 Bluebird Pug Mill

$2,435.00

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440 Bluebird Pug Mill De-air
Item #: 440PUGMILL
Bluebird
440 Bluebird Pug Mill De-air

$2,887.00

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Peter Pugger PM-100
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Peter Pugger PM-100

$7,099.00-$7,424.00

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Peter Pugger PM-50
Item #: PM50240V1N
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger PM-50

$5,749.00-$6,074.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-100 TE
Item #: VPM100TE
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-100 TE

$11,999.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-20 120V 1P S
Item #: VPM20120V1Y
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-20

$4,799.00-$5,124.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-20SS 120V 1P
Item #: VPM20SS
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-20SS

$5,499.00-$5,824.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-30 120V 1P SV
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Peter Pugger VPM-30

$6,099.00-$6,574.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-30 TE
Item #: VPM30TE
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-30 TE

$7,449.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-60 240V 1P SV
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Peter Pugger VPM-60

$7,399.00-$7,874.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-60 TE
Item #: VPM60TE
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-60 TE

$8,849.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-7 208V 1P S
Item #: VPM7208V1Y
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-7

$3,599.00-$3,924.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-7SS 120V 1P
Item #: VPM7SS120V1N
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-7SS

$4,349.00-$4,674.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-9 120V 1P
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Peter Pugger VPM-9

$3,999.00-$4,324.00

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Peter Pugger VPM-9SS 120V 1P S
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Peter Pugger VPM-9SS

$4,899.00-$5,224.00

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Peter Pugger VPM100 240V 1P SV
Item #: VPM100240V1YY
Peter Pugger
Peter Pugger VPM-100

$9,999.00-$10,474.00

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Pug Mill Stand VPM7 VPM9 VPM20
Item #: VPM20STAND
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Pug Mill Stand VPM7 VPM9 VPM20

$299.00

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VPM Extrusion Die COIL
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VPM Extrusion Die COIL

$39.00

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VPM Extrusion Die HANDLE
Item #: VPMEDH
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VPM Extrusion Die HANDLE

$39.00

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VPM Extrusion Die MOD HANDLE
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VPM Extrusion Die MOD HANDLE

$39.00

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VPM Extrusion Die RECTANGLE
Item #: VPMEDR
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VPM Extrusion Die RECTANGLE

$39.00

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VPM Extrusion Die SLOT
Item #: VPMEDSLOT
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VPM Extrusion Die SLOT

$39.00

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VPM Extrusion Die SQUARE
Item #: VPMEDS
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VPM Extrusion Die SQUARE

$39.00

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Shimpo Pug Mill NVA-04S
Item #: SNVA-04S
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Shimpo Pug Mill NVA-04S

$5,926.00
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Shimpo Pug Mill NVS-07
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Shimpo Pug Mill NVS-07

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Shimpo Pug Mill PM-071A
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Shimpo Pug Mill PM-071

$2,907.00
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Shimpo Pugmill Die Set
Item #: SPDIESET
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Shimpo Pugmill Die Set

$139.00
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Shimpo Pugmill, Aluminum
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