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August Is Video Month

Updated August 8, 2014

Let's scour the Web for the best clay-centric videos out there, and add them to our collection, by embedding them on the video page. Who will will uncover the best undiscovered gem. It's very easy to embed any video hosted on youtube.com. Instructions will be posted shortly. For those of you who like more of a challenge, why not create your own short video covering one of your favorite techniques. Upload it to youtube, and then embed it here. 

Fund Raiser Email Was a Resounding Success

It is an incredible affirmation to have a large group of people come forward, and to say that 'this network has value and I am willing to support it financially as well as philosophically'. Well over 100 of you stepped up with the requested amount, and more than a few made larger donations. Base operating expenses are fully covered for the next year, and there is funding available for some upgrades.

Many have expressed frustration with the processes for adding content to the network.The first upgrade will be How-to-do-it videos for members. I have purchased software for video screen capturing and video editing, and will begin producing step-by-step instructions to walk members through posting articles, images, videos and other content to enhance the C6P network. 

Visit our Supporting Membership Page to make your $9 payment to become a full supporting member.

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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.

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