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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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Glaze Recipe Database

Ceramicartsdaily.org has thrown their support behind glaze database newcomer ceramicrecipes.org. You can take the tour of this clean looking website that looks similar to pinterest. It has been prepopulated with a fairly small number of recipes with some spectacular photos. (Good luck getting your glaze to look like those.) I've gotten good results with Hannah's Fake ash over the last five years, but never anything as strong as the photo they put up.

 I have not seen any mention on CAD of Tony Hansen's Insight-Live online glaze recipe database with it's integrated chemistry calculations and direct connection to Digitalfire ceramic materials reference information. Members of cone6pots are eligible to participate in our group database Insight-Live. 

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Can you help us scour the Web for the best clay-centric videos out there? Add them to our collection by embedding them on the video page. Who will will uncover the best undiscovered gem? It's very easy to embed any video that is already hosted on youtube.com. Instructions will be posted shortly.

For those of you who like more of a challenge, why not create your own short video covering one of your favorite techniques. Upload it to youtube, and then embed it here. 

Fundraising Dialed Back

To limit nagging fundraising, c6p only conducts a major outreach in July of each year. Regular members can upgrade to supporting memberships at any time.

Questions? Contact George Lewter

Updated August 29, 2014

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Use These Links to Support Us

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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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. 4/16/2014

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