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June 2018 Newsletter

On May 12, 2008, George Lewter, a potter from Michigan, established Cone6Pots. Soon, another potter, Robert from Guam, joined him.  A network was born.  Between them, they posted 22 pictu… View »

April 2018 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ Hello, Here are a few things from the network: Tony Hansen shares his method for drying and trimming mugs. – ∆ – Kitoi approach… View »

March 2018 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ Hey y’all, Here are a few things from the network this month: Lakeside Pottery offers some insight about turning your passion for… View »

October 2017 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ HERE ARE A FEW THINGS FROM THE NETWORK WORTH SHARING THIS MONTH: SUCCESS IN ALASKA The 2017 Alaska "Claycation" in August was C6P's… View »

August 2017 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ HERE ARE A FEW THINGS FROM THE NETWORK WORTH SHARING THIS MONTH: POWER UP Have you ever electrocuted yourself repairing an elect… View »

July 2017 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ HERE ARE A FEW THINGS FROM THE NETWORK WORTH SHARING THIS MONTH: THE PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP (INSIGHT-LIVE) These days, there… View »

April 2017 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ HERE'S A FEW THINGS FROM THE NETWORK WORTH SHARING THIS MONTH: Pat shares a great,  new source for textured rollers. Tom… View »

March Newsletter

The Cone6Pots Network Newsletter ~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ OUR UN-CONFERENCE IN ALASKA We’re pleased to announce the upcoming Alaskan Claycation is nearly… View »

February 2017 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ Beautiful Glaze Sharon Canfield shares a variation on a beautiful glaze she's used for years.   Technique Tutorial Barbara Han… View »

January 2017 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ Happy New Year! It seems appropriate to start the new year with a fresh start.   For some of us, maybe that'll be a new glaze in… View »

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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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