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Survey: Once Fired Ceramics

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Water to mix glaze

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Colorants for Glaze and Clay

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Gerstley Borate in the USA

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The Best Way to Spur Activity and Build Community on C6P is to . . .

post photographs and commentary on your latest gain in mastery, or how you are frustrated by some obstacle to your progress. You are not alone!

Insight-Live Group Database Dramatically Improved

Marina Reijsmeijer posted a discussion in early February that began, "My main reason to use Insight-Live is the chemistry calculation and comparison between recipes. Many recipes entered into the database fail to calculate chemistry, because the materials are misspelled, named differently or the colouring oxides are included." Her comment spurred a number of us to go through our 713 recipes and clean them all up. All of them now display their Unity Formulas as shown here.

Unity Formula

CaO 0.50
MgO 0.13
K2O 0.10
Na2O 0.27
(KNaO) 0.38
TiO2 0.02
B2O3 0.49
Al2O3 0.56
SiO2 3.77
Fe2O3 0.01

LOI

10.8

Si:Al Ratio

6.7:1

SiB:Al Ratio

7.6:1

Calculated
Expansion

7.1

Insight-Live Conference Has 2 Spaces Left

Join us for an interactive, audio/video Webinar, focused on the the functionality and use of our Insight-Live glaze recipe database on Thursday March 5 at 9 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time (UTC 2 a.m., Friday) In order to participate, you need a high speed connection and your computer or mobile device needs to be set up for full duplex voice communication over the Internet. Most people who can successfully use Skype on their device, should be able to participate in the Webinar. (You may need to consult your neighborhood computer expert to help you configure your device.) Contact George Lewter from his profile page "Send a Message" link to register, and obtain access information.

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Updated October 16, 2014

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Use These Links to Support Us

We.ve gotten a couple of early rave reviews for 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 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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