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It's pretty easy to start up a blog on your own, the hard part is connecting to your audience. The cone6pots network comes with a 2,000 plus membership that has pre-filtered itself out of the general population. If you have interesting things to say about what you are doing with your ceramic art, you have a built-in audience. We have easy to use tools for you to blog, start a discussion, post your pictures and videos, or form a special interest sub-group around a specific topic. The more members create, and add to the network, the more vibrant the network becomes.

August Newsletter Went Out 8/7/17

All back newsletters, and a great deal of archival material can be found in the following not-so-secret location: http://cone6pots.ning.com/page/page/list

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Questions? Contact George Lewter
Updated August 7, 2017

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Norm Stuart posted photos
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Ti Redox

High titanium experimental glaze fired to cone six in oxidation. Trying to achieve the Ti purple…
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Tom Anderson posted a photo

Clay Exp.

The same crystalline recipe & batch was applied to three different porcelain clay bodies with…
Saturday
Norm Stuart replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Silky Matte - Digitalfire - Tony Hansen
"The two "Chemically Identical Glazes" fired exactly the same in spite of different…"
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Steven Hill Oxidation Project

Achieving atmospheric glaze effects in electric kilns at mid-fire temperatures, through the…See More
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Mark Goldberg posted photos
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Handbuild vase

"Thanks so much."
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Handbuilt bowl

"Thanks. If I recall: warm underneath and then a cone 6 shino on top; probably 3 coats. The margins…"
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Heather Cronin is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
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Steven Hill Oxidation Project

Achieving atmospheric glaze effects in electric kilns at mid-fire temperatures, through the…See More
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George Lewter posted a blog post

Claycation is a Happening Thing

Arrived in Anchorage yesterday and the drive down to Kasilof was spectacular. Dot's Gallery Lodge…See More
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"beautiful surface"
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"18 inch bowl."
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Randy McCall posted a photo
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Carl Ray Crutchfield commented on Mark Goldberg's photo
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Handbuilt bowl

"really enjoy the relaxed nature of this piece, very fluid, nice work. What glazes are you using?"
Aug 12
George Lewter left a comment for Erik Evans
"Kudos on the August newsletter. Very interesting."
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pam forrest is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
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Norm Stuart posted a discussion

Silky Matte - Digitalfire - Tony Hansen

In this month's Digitalfire Newsletter Tony Hansen suggests a …See More
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Erik Evans posted a blog post
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Erik Evans left a comment for Tom Humphries
"Oh, hell.  That's not good!  Thanks for the heads up."
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Use These Links to Support Us

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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