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Glaze Education Days Are Under Way

If you have any articles, links to share, questions or answers about glazes, now is the time to post them. Check back often and contribute to help make the interactions "snowball".

January 15 through February 28, 2015 is designated as the C6P Glaze Education Days. We can concentrate on topics such as: Basic glaze chemistry, substituting raw materials, how to test variations to eliminate defects, getting comfortable with the Insight-Live glaze recipe database, and more. A discussion of this project is now posted. You can use it to comment, volunteer, and/or suggest more needed topics. Many of our members use commercial glazes of unknown composition, but it is very helpful to share your techniques and results with commercial glazes. The literature with these glazes is usually very scant and doesn't begin to show variations in results that are common.

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Updated October 16, 2014

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"Cyndy, I used the Val Cushing G4 Ash Glaze with Cobalt Oxide colorant."
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We.ve gotten a couple of early rave reviews for John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from Amazon.com

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 . . .

If you are up to creating videos of your work or techniques you might want to invest in a flip video camera

Following are a few scales useful for potters. Your final price could be less or more - things change.

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.

Tips for Members

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. In the upper right corner of the lists for both types of posting, you will find an "+Add " button. Clicking it will open an editor where you create your posting. 4/16/2014

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