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Assad Black

Started by Gina Skillings in Glazes - Development and Adjustment. Last reply by George Lewter 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

Copper Sulphate - what' it good for?

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Mocha Diffusoin

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Clear Glaze for Mason Stains

Started by Chantay Poulsen in Glazes - Recipe Exchange. Last reply by Norm Stuart May 9. 9 Replies

Post firing/glazing repairs

Started by Marla Stroup in Network User Guide. Last reply by Norm Stuart Apr 28. 1 Reply

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One door closes...

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SURVEY.Once Fired Ceramics

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Spearmint variation

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Think of the network as a bicycle. You can coast sometimes, but sometimes you have to pedal, or all progress stops. With 1880 members, we really need 50 to 60 active pedalers at any given time. 

It's Time to Offer a Peer Led Glaze Chemistry and Calculation 101 Class

We will brush up on very elementary principles of chemistry. Just enough so we understand where the numbers come from in our materials calculation. We will reference existing online study materials, and create some of our own for concepts that are not so easily grasped. Several "homework" assignments will be posted, and then discussed during online conferences. The course will culminate with a real world glaze development project. Class will be conducted under a new Interest Group, and will be available to supporting members only. Beginning students and experienced peer leaders may begin signing up as soon as the Interest Group is posted.

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Updated April 23, 2015


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Assad Black

Has anyone tried out Assad Black from John Britt's Mid-Range Glazes? There is a photo of one of…See More
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Cone 6 Glaze Testing & Reporting

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"quiza resulte mejor , desarrollar un negro a partir de la receta # 451 del libro de Cooper ,…"
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Testing glazes from John Britt's new book

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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

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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