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If you just want to spout off, it is best accomplished as a blog posting. If you want to get more guidance and ideas from other members, ask a question as a new discussion topic. 4/16/2014

Blog Posts

Want to spray unsieved glazes?

Posted by Daniel Spruyt on April 11, 2014 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Cassie's Marsala

Posted by Norm Stuart on April 1, 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Chemical reduction

Posted by Jeff Poulter on March 30, 2014 at 9:14pm 1 Comment

Where to Sell Your Pottery?

Posted by Brian Dean on March 18, 2014 at 9:49pm 5 Comments

 

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Use These Links to Support Us

Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

Harbor Freight is a great place to find unbeatable prices for better HVLP spray guns and serviceable economy models, as well as detail guns, all tested by our members for spraying glazes, as well as compressors to power the guns. As yet no one has tested and commented on the remarkably inexpensive air brushes at harbor freight.

The critter siphon gun is a spray alternative that is well liked by some of our members, and is available at amazon.

Amazon is also a competitive source for photo light tents for shooting professional quality pictures of your work. They also have the EZ Cube brand favored by several of our members. You might also want to purchase the book Photographing Arts, Crafts and Collectibles . . .

Following are a few scales useful for potters:

Weighmax Top-class Stainless Steel 6KG 13LB Digital kitchen scale, ... $19.99

American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

For the non-digitally inclined the old standard Ohaus Triple Pro Mechanical Triple Beam Balance, 2610g x 0.1g, with Tare $169.00

And finally a low cost clone of the OHaus. The Adam Equipment TBB2610T Triple Beam Mechanical Balance With Tare Beam $99.62

ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

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