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And now back to random crap in my studio.
Shop towels. I LOVE THEM!! They are thicker and lusher than papertowels but otherwise function the same. These will smear the clay off your hands pretty well when the phone rings while you're in the middle of throwing. I get mine at costco. And yes, this one individual does go through a coscto size package all on my lonesome.
This is an old cd rack. When I'm throwing mugs with the insertable bats (more below) the mug and bat fit perfectly on this. And it's easy to cover all at once with a giant garbage bag or leave to air dry. Got it for a buck or two at the thrift store. The bottom is cased in concrete so it don't tip over.