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Sardines and Tubes

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Stoneware Clay Study

Posted by Tom Anderson on October 22, 2016 at 11:16am 6 Comments

Porcelain Clay/COE Issues

Posted by Tom Anderson on September 20, 2016 at 10:26pm 16 Comments

How I Make Glaze Test Tiles

Posted by Erik Evans on September 14, 2016 at 8:09pm 1 Comment

Adjustable Slump molds

Posted by George Lewter on May 31, 2016 at 6:47pm 2 Comments

 

November Newsletter Available

View the Newsletter Here   All back newsletters, and a great deal of archival material can be found in this not-so-secret location http://cone6pots.ning.com/page/page/list

Summer Fundraiser Pulled-in $650

Between June and August, 45 of our members responded to the annual supporting membership drive. Most paid the standard $9 fee, and six made donations of $15 to $50! Thank you for your support. Those who actively support the network have stars in the lower right corner of their profile pictures. If you didn't get your status upgrade, contact George Lewter.

2017 Alaska Claycation  Aug15-22, 2017

We have 8 people out of a possible 20 signed up for this bucket-list vacation. Check the Events tab for information and to register. Alaska can be an incredible source of artistic inspiration, from the animals to the incomparable land and seascapes.

Everyone who rsvp'ed that they plan to attend need to pay 50% of their lodging fee ($175) to the Gallery Lodge to book and secure their reservation.

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

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Updated Nov. 7, 2016

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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.

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