Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Crowd-sourcing information and learning for mid-fire ceramic artists.
About 3 years ago there were a lot of issues and signs that ning, our network platform and host was on the verge of failure. Customer service was non-existent. Outages and bugs were cropping up with alarming frequency.
I did a lot of fund raising and invested over $2000 in development of a wordpress platform to which we could migrate. Long story short, it was a nightmare. In the meantime the ning platform was under new management and they got things sorted out to a large extent. I was so embarrassed by the failure that I have not done any active fundraising since then.
I want to thank those of you who have continued to contribute to the network with your $9 annual supporting member dues.
Until someone steps up to assume the position of writer/editor, we will not be sending them out. Does anyone even care? I have not had any inquiries as to why members aren't getting a regular newsletter. Send message to George Lewter if you have input about the newsletters or are interested in taking on the job.
Tom Anderson has a new blog post with a fairly exhaustive listing of temperatures where significant changes are taking place within the clay body and glazes. These give you a good reference as to where to slow, halt, or speed up your firing schedules
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
Questions? Contact George Lewter
Updated October 26,2018