Season's Greetings

Photo SlideShow Changed

Our ning platform hosts changed the way the slideshow works. We can no longer click on the current image in the slideshow and go directly to that image in the photo collection for that artist. There is a link to all photos below the slideshow and you can follow it to the collection of all cone6pots photos. If you sort that list of photos by popularity they should display in the same order as the slideshow on the front page and you can easily find the image and artist who made that piece.

This Could Be Your Ceramic Art Online Home

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.

November Newsletter Went Out 11/18/17

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

Regular members can upgrade to or renew supporting memberships at any time by clicking this link.

Questions? Contact George Lewter
Updated Dec. 27, 2017

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Bonnie C Goldberg is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
24 minutes ago
Norm Stuart replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Your Genesis controller communicates only with Bartlett's server via the WiFi card and your…"
9 hours ago
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Has anyone had luck syncing their genesis controller to their phone. When I enter the…"
18 hours ago
Sherry Becker-Gorby joined George Lewter's group
Thumbnail

Steven Hill Oxidation Project

Achieving atmospheric glaze effects in electric kilns at mid-fire temperatures, through the…See More
23 hours ago
Kat Valenzuela is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
Saturday
Wayne Herrick posted photos
Friday
Norma Rohsner is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
Thursday
Joseph Fireborn replied to Tom Humphries's discussion Unglazed Rims and Exteriors
"I have many cups that are not glazed on the rim or have any glaze at all besides the ash from the…"
Thursday
Jay Decker commented on Jay Decker's photo
Thumbnail

18-inch Platter Rim Detail

"The glaze is MC6G Glossy Base 2 with 2% CuCO3. The rim was detailed using a clamshell, a poker, and…"
Jan 16
Tom Humphries commented on Filip Margodt's photo
Thumbnail

New diner plates

"Nice! Are the rims and centres painted with an underglaze or something? I would be interested to…"
Jan 14
Tom Humphries posted a discussion

Unglazed Rims and Exteriors

Hi Folks,I just wanted to get your thoughts on this subject. I've noticed a few potters recently…See More
Jan 14
Filip Margodt posted photos
Jan 14
Ben Benjamin is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
Jan 13
Carl Ray Crutchfield commented on Jay Decker's photo
Thumbnail

18-inch Platter Rim Detail

"Very nice work - what glaze did you use, please."
Jan 12
Colleen O'Reilly left a comment for George Lewter
"Hello George,  I used your Turquoise Matte recipe on a totem of mine...it looks…"
Jan 10
Denice E. Demuth commented on Carl Ray Crutchfield's photo
Thumbnail

DSC05772a

"     Very patriotic.   Denice"
Jan 8
Denice E. Demuth commented on Jay Decker's photo
Thumbnail

18-inch Platter Rim Detail

"Your details look like they would be quite easy to do but are complex looking at the same…"
Jan 8
Jay Decker posted photos
Jan 7
Profile IconSydney Clapp and Usch Spettigue joined Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
Jan 7
Judith Bruce is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
Jan 2
 
 
 

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

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

© 2018   Created by George Lewter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service