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Looking for Studio in SW Florida

George Lewter, founder of the cone6pots network, is looking for a little working space, temporarily this winter in someone's studio in the area between north Ft. Meyers and the south side of Sarasota. Want to work a couple of days per week. Can help out with studio upkeep, glazes, firing, etc.  Will also pay rent. Leave me a message if you or someone you know might be interested.

 

Insight-Live.com is the Better Glaze Database

Message from Tony Hansen of Digital Fire, Insight, and Insight-Live

Using a group account at Insight-live.com, we are working together to create a data and knowledge base of cone 6 glaze recipes. Individual members author, classify, link and code number new recipes (or variations/adjustments on existing ones) using interactive tools. Then, as an ongoing group program, we document them with notes, keywords, comments, picture-posts and test results. Members can analyse and compare multiple recipes (and their calculated chemistries) side-by-side, research materials and oxides (because it is directly connected to the Digitalfire materials database) and print reports and mix tickets (of any batch size). Coming soon are post-sharing to popular social sites, inter-member messaging for individual recipes, a public facing database, project support and specific-recipe-sharing features.

We have over 800 recipes in ongoing development, your cone6pots membership gains you access. Simply go to the Insight-Live Users group and click the Join Group button. Your I-L login info will be emailed to you. -TH-

 Passing along an Offer from Potters Council.

Potters Council is offering two memberships for the price of one. One can pick a friend and sign up at  http://ceramicartsdaily.org/potters-council/get-2-memberships-for-the-price-of-1/ Offer ends Dec 5. 1 yr membership - $52

C6P Fundraising Dialed Back

To limit nagging fundraising, c6p only conducts a major outreach in July of each year. Regular members can upgrade to or renew supporting memberships at any time by clicking this link.

Questions? Contact George Lewter

Updated October 16, 2014

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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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