Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
This is a working group dedicated to testing and sharing glaze research results on our group area of the Insight-Live Glaze Recipe Database. This is absolutely the best place to share your recipes with photos and notes. You can add notes and pictures to other people's recipes showing how your results vary from the originals, and from other people's work with the same glaze. Members are required to periodically contribute notes, pictures, or well documented new recipes to the database.
Videos are available to orient new users with using the database and the user interface, and a text based help system is available
With the online glaze recipe database, members can upload recipes and pictures, search the databases for recipes, append recipes with new notes, and create printable batch mix sheets from recipes. Now members can copy an existing recipe and modify it while comparing the chemistry of both versions.
This group is the cone6pots portal to Insight-Live. We accept anyone with cone6pots network membership, who agrees to publish photos and/or notes of their results with glaze recipes.. To gain access to our group's Insight-Live database, you must first join the C6P network, and then this group. Your login information will be generated and sent to you, normally within a day or two.
Database access is a benefit brought to you by supporting members of the cone6pots network.
Click the button below to login to Insight-Live. When logging in to the group recipe database, type in your user ID, not your email address (which you can use for a different individual account login). If you forget your user ID or password, contact George Lewter and he will send you a new temporary ID/password.
Latest Activity: Mar 23
Tony Hanson has made some excellent user videos for Insight-Live at http://insight-live.com/insight/videos/index.php. If you watch the first couple of them you can begin to appreciate the power of working with glaze chemistry and Insight-Live to tweak your glazes to correct problems and defects.
Specific topics he covers:
A Broken Glaze Meets Insight-Live and a Magic Material (Jan 2013)
Use the calculation mode of Insight-live to make material substitutions for troublesome materials to fix problems like blistering, pinholing, settling and poor slurry and drying properties. Youtube, MP4
How to Use a Lithium Frit in Insight-live (Jan 2013)
Use the calculation mode of Insight-live and non-unity to replace lithium carbonate with a frit. Youtube
Materials and Calculation (Jan 2013)
A tour of the materials management features of Insight-live. MP4
Importing Other File Formats (Oct 2012)
Importing From Generic CSV Spreadsheet (Feb 2013)
You can import data from a sheet having recipe rows and material columns. Youtube
Using Recipe Libraries to transfer recipes to desktop Insight (Mar 2013)
You can export hundreds, even thousands of recipes in a recipe library file. Youtube
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