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Looking for Studio in SW Florida

George Lewter, founder of the cone6pots network, is looking for a little working space, temporarily this winter in someone's studio in the area between north Ft. Meyers and the south side of Sarasota. Want to work a couple of days per week. Can help out with studio upkeep, glazes, firing, etc.  Will also pay rent. Leave me a message if you or someone you know might be interested.

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Mocha Diffusoin

Started by Lawrence Weathers in Glazes - Application Techniques 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Spraying glazes

Started by Kathy Ransom in Glazes - Application Techniques. Last reply by Cyndy shorter 16 hours ago. 45 Replies

Gravity feed spray guns?

Started by Linda Stauffer in Glazes - Application Techniques. Last reply by Cyndy shorter Dec 10. 7 Replies

 

Mid-Fire Cone 4-7

January Project for Glaze Makers

Greater than 50% of the visits to the cone6pots network are by people seeking glaze recipes or glaze information. In response to this demand, I propose that January 15 through February 28, 2015 be designated as the C6P Glaze Education Days. We can concentrate on topics such as: Basic glaze chemistry, substituting raw materials, how to test variations to eliminate defects, getting comfortable with the Insight-Live glaze recipe database, and more. A discussion of this project is now posted. You can use it to comment, volunteer, and/or suggest more needed topics.

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Updated October 16, 2014

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Mocha Diffusoin

HiI'm trying to learn how to do mocha diffusion. I read your description along with a number of…See More
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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.

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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 . . .

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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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