What is the difference between factory ware and my work?
What is Jigger Jolly ware?
A jigger jolly machine can be described as a mechanical throwing machine. The clay is moved like it is in the potters hands on the wheel, but it is also machined like an engineering lathe.
Jollying, or jiggering, is the mechanical adaptation of wheel throwing and is used where mass production or duplication of the same shape—particularly cups and plates—is required. The jolly, or jigger, was introduced during the 18th century. It is similar to the wheel in appearance except that the head consists of a plaster mould shaped like the inside of an object, such as a plate. As it revolves, the interior of the plate is shaped by pressing the clay against the head, while the exterior, including the foot ring, is shaped by a profile (a flat piece of metal cut to the contour of the underside of the plate) brought into contact with the clay.