George Lewter's Groups (8)

  • Group Studio Managers

    18 members Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2018

    This group is for those who have a hand in managing ceramic guilds, open studios, teaching studios, or want to expand their private studios to…

  • Accounting 101 for Ceramic Artists

    14 members Latest Activity: May 7, 2012

    This documents the materials and classwork that was covered for basic bookkeeping that began in March and…

  • Insight-Live User Group

    17 members Latest Activity: Feb 12

    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…

  • Potters Bed n Breakfast

    21 members Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2017

    Have a guest room and want to meet other ceramic artists? Put them up for a night or two and feed them breakfast for $15 per night. List your self…

  • Cone 6 Glaze Testing & Reporting

    130 members Latest Activity: Jan 18

    Collaborate on building an online list of well documented glaze recipes, with application and firing methods. Strong photo documentation. Only…

  • Etsy Potters

    91 members Latest Activity: Mar 16 Gather here to obtain help or information on the in's and out's of selling on etsy.com

  • Steven Hill Oxidation Project

    157 members Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2018

    Achieving atmospheric glaze effects in electric kilns at mid-fire temperatures, through the layering of sprayed glazes. The starting point recipes…

  • Fire It Once

    56 members Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2018 Single Fire for Fun, Profit, and a Smaller Carbon Footprint

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Low cost flat lapping disc can be used on you potters wheel if you, drill bat pin holes in it, and provide a trickle of water to cool it. At amazon.com, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase 

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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