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Some thoughts about bowls

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A journey...

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Waiting for Spring?

February 2017 Newsletter Out (Finally)

View the Newsletter Here  Erik had it completed on the 5th, but I didn't get around to broadcasting it until 8 days later. (Sorry, Erik.) It should have arrived in your inbox, if your preferences are set to receive c6p communications. 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

Arizona Ceramics Event Coming

The Phoenix area will be hopping the weekend of Feb. 25-26 with the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center's Studio Tour.

https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/programs-and-events/ceramics-programs/ceramics-studio-tour.  

Websites for several of the participants:

Our new member Jon Higuchi will demonstrate throwing bulbous forms on both days. 

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

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Updated Jan 26, 2017

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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.

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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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