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Happy 2019!!!

Recently Found Useful 3rd Party Websites

Glazy.org - This is a very user friendly and powerful website for finding glazes, looking at their chemistry, storing and sharing your glazes and results. We have invested a lot of time and effort into our group glaze database at Insight-live.com, but glazy.org might be a better choice for our less tech-savvy members and possibly all of us.

Mightymudmixer.com - This company in Tennessee has filled the void left from when glazemixer.com went belly up several years ago. They have an array of glazes they compound, and will mix custom glazes to your specifications. This is a good option for those not wanting to stock up on raw materials or mix their own glazes.

Slideshow Gone for Now

While looking to have the front page slideshow use different criteria for which pictures get displayed, I stumbled across the option to display thumbnails instead of changing slides. To my delight, the thumbnails do display the source of the images, and link to the originals. We are currently viewing 15 featured images. 

Updated Dec. 13, 2018

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Cone 6 Glaze Testing & Reporting

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"Nerikomi Magic" (Dorothy Feibleman's Nerikomi Magic Tool System)

"I haven't been on here in awhile; I plan on posting more pics of new work soon; some wood…"
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"Nerikomi Magic" (Dorothy Feibleman's Nerikomi Magic Tool System)

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Low cost flat lapping disc can be used on you potters wheel if you, drill bat pin holes in it, and provide a trickle of water to cool it. At amazon.com, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase 

Members have had great things to say about 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 with stainless steel parts 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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