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Have You Amped Up Your Production for the Coming Holiday Season?

When the wordpress site goes online, we'll be cone6pots.org

The migration continues moving forward in what feels like slow motion. Most of our content has been loaded into its new template. A partially functional preview was posted on the developer's server on Aug 8. The main page will be pretty familiar, but many features will change in appearance and function.

Contact George Lewter if you would like to preview the new site when it is brought up in sandbox mode for testing.

2017 Alaska Claycation  Aug15-22, 2017

We have 7 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.

Annual Fundraiser Over

The Annual Summer Supporting Member Fundraiser began in June and lasted 2 months instead of the normal 1 month, due to the cost of migration to Wordpress. Details of amounts raised will be forthcoming as they are assembled. A big THANK YOU to all who contributed.

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

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Norm Stuart commented on Tom Anderson's blog post Porcelain Clay/COE Issues
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Tom Anderson commented on Tom Anderson's blog post Porcelain Clay/COE Issues
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Tom Anderson commented on Tom Anderson's blog post Porcelain Clay/COE Issues
"Norm: once again TY for the reply and info. These tests are all results of pin pointing the flux…"
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Norm Stuart commented on Tom Anderson's blog post Porcelain Clay/COE Issues
"This is an interesting topic. Sodium carbonate melts at 1,564 F and potassium carbonate at 1,636 F…"
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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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