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Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

I just installed the new Bartlett Genesis LT-3140 kiln controller in our kiln and are validating the first firing with "witness cones". If…

Started by Norm Stuart

7 Aug 3
Reply by Erik Evans

Best Add On Pyrometer

Hello All - I am finally going to add a pyrometer to my old, manual Skutt kiln and am wondering if anyone has any advice. This is the model…

Started by Pat

0 Jun 8, 2016

Wood or oil fired kiln

Has anyone built an oiler or a woody for cone 6? I've got plenty of designs and I plan to get used to oil by starting with a dripping plate…

Started by Arnold Rowntree

2 Jun 5, 2016
Reply by Jack Boyko

Home grown Kiln controller

Hi Cone sixers: I am working on a Java based ceramic kiln controller. I have a proto roughed out that works through an Arduino and a solid…

Started by Robert Coyle

12 Jan 13, 2016
Reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij)

Troubleshooting Old Duncan Kiln

I  finally got my garage wired for 240 to plug in my DK 820X-2 octagonal kiln. It is a lovely old kiln-sitter model and I want to start fir…

Started by Nora Wertz

3 Nov 1, 2015
Reply by Maggie Jones

Skutt kiln not reaching temperature

I have a Skutt model 181 kiln that will not reach temperatures above cone 1 The top two elements were replaced today and after leaving the…

Started by Robert spicer

10 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

Skutt Error 8

So this is the first time I have seen this error.  The manual says that the temperature was decreasing in the last ramp of a cone fire prog…

Started by Jeff Poulter

3 Jul 17, 2015
Reply by Jeff Poulter

Any recommendations for a potter's wheel?

Okay Ladies and Gents,  I've been at a school of the arts for almost 3 years and have been using their equipment in exchange for teaching c…

Started by Cyndy shorter

5 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by George Lewter

Kiln Comparisons

I am considering downsizing my kiln from Skutt 1027 to one size smaller. The ideal size for me would be the newer Skutt 1022, where I could…

Started by Gina Skillings

7 Mar 10, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

Immersion Blender Great for Small Batches of Glaze

John Britt and others have touted using stick blenders to mix smaller batches of glaze. Not too effective on a 5 gallon dipping bucket full…

Started by George Lewter

2 Feb 17, 2015
Reply by Jeff Wilson

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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 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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