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2017 Alaska Claycation is History

It was quite an experience! Here we see George Lewter relaxing near Denali the day after. Read all about it on George's blog

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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.

August Newsletter Went Out 8/7/17

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

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Questions? Contact George Lewter
Updated August 7, 2017

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Rick Foster is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
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"Love this little pot the handle and the feet are the bomb!   Denice"
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"Hey, Thomas.  Welcome.  "
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thomas is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
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Wyndham Dennison replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Silky Matte - Digitalfire - Tony Hansen
"just a arbitrary number that seems to work in most glazes. More than 10% raw clay seems to invite…"
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Norm Stuart replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Silky Matte - Digitalfire - Tony Hansen
"I can't think of a reason you can't reduce the amount of kaolin to 10% by replacing it…"
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New work - Yunomi

Cone 6 Electric. Yunomi = love.
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Wyndham Dennison replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Silky Matte - Digitalfire - Tony Hansen
"Norm, I like your test. Have a question on the amt of epk used vs calcined glomax. I have always…"
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Collette Hamilton is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
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Cathleen Sullivan commented on George Lewter's blog post Alaska Claycation 2017 Wrapped Up
"Thank you to George Lewter for making this our first unconference-like claycation.  It was…"
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Tom Anderson commented on Tom Anderson's photo
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"Josi: The one on the left has the most oxide additions. It turned the usual hi- gloss/ hi-opacity…"
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Clay Exp.

"Very interesting to see the various colors just on simple different clay Is it the one of the…"
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josi rica commented on Mark Goldberg's photo
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"I love this association of colors, Provençal effect"
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Pat posted a discussion

Cool Glaze Technique

Cool Glaze TechniqueI had not seen this before and thought it was worth sharing. The guy expands a…See More
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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

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