Erik Evans
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  • Lakeland, FL
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At 1:27pm on March 13, 2018, Jill A Taylor said…

Thanks Erik for featuring my piece in your March newsletter in the header. What a surprise! We have been in the middle of a huge transition in our lives and have not been following lately. A friend and fellow potter commented so I came to see and update my profile. 

Thanks again.

Jill Taylor

At 12:07pm on August 12, 2017, George Lewter said…

Kudos on the August newsletter. Very interesting.

At 4:18pm on August 7, 2017, Tom Humphries said…
At the footer of newsletter this line points to wrong website

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of Cone6Pots.
At 4:51pm on August 4, 2017, Judy Lee Andrews said…

Thanks Eric for the welcome! I cant wait to see what I can learn from this site!

At 10:31pm on July 14, 2017, Emily Lees said…

I got the email with the enticing pictures from the latest newsletter and logged into the site, but when I clicked on the link to the newsletter, I got a message saying I didn't have access. Please help.  Thanks.

At 1:20pm on March 7, 2017, Mary White said…

Just got today's newsletter and I am intrigued by the glazes on the vase, disapointed to find no credit to the potter nor any other info.

At 10:54am on March 7, 2017, Louise Buth said…

Hi Eric,

   How do I get from your e-mail to the newsletter?

I clicked on that gorgeous "pot" pix because it said "Cone6Pots Newsletter March 2017"; but it was only a pix, not a link!

Thanks, Louise

At 9:24pm on October 6, 2016, Denice E. Demuth said…

Enjoyed the news letter, a lot of new information.  Denice

At 9:10am on May 7, 2016, Kathy Ransom said…

Newsletter looks great and should keep members engaged with this terrific network.

At 9:49am on April 4, 2016, Laurie Landry said…
Hey Erik-
My work is in cycles. Mostly porcelain. Then I do a full studio clean and equipment clean for a couple months of earthenware. Then again for stoneware totems and pots. The totems brew in my head for awhile. I sketch them down on paper until I get a chance to make them. A commission throws all plans out the window!

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I picked up clay in college. It remained a serious hobby for years, but over time, I found ways to make it my profession. I worked in various studios as a manager, a technician, and a teacher. For a time, I even ran my own shop, offering classes and space for rent to other potters.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
These days, clay is a part-time hobby. It's nice to do whatever strikes me, when I like. I enjoy technical challenges the most.
All our content is viewable by the public. Why do you want to be a member, when you can already see everything as a non-member?
To share, to exchange, to be inspired.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
http://thesecompellingthings.com
How did you find this network?
referred by friend

Latest Activity

Erik Evans commented on George Lewter's photo
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Spray Booth v. 2.0

"Hey, George, a little detail, please: Is it a single fan for both kiln and booth?  What kind of a fan is it? Do you close down one side when using the other? Just curious."
Jun 19
Erik Evans commented on George Lewter's photo
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Studio Emerges

"Drive-up loading is possibly the most underrated luxury.  Gotta have it."
Jun 17
Erik Evans commented on George Lewter's album
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New Studio in Michigan 2018

"Hey, congratulations!  New spaces are just the best.  A lot of work, I'm sure, but it's very exciting."
Jun 17
Erik Evans posted a blog post

Making is Thinking

While researching material for the latest newsletter, I stumbled on this gem from StudioPotter.org.  It's a well-written defense of digital printing and new technologies in the ceramic studio.  If nothing else, this graphic included in the article is relatable to many of us on a number fronts, I'm sure.…See More
May 31
Erik Evans left a comment for Jill A Taylor
"Well, Jill, thank you.  The bunnies are just so cute!  I understand it's hard to stay plugged in all of the time.  I struggle with that, too.  In fact, I just discovered your comment today, more than two months later! …"
May 28
Erik Evans commented on E. Preston Rice's photo
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To be Glazed4.28.18

"Really nice. Photographing finished greenware is my favorite part of production!"
May 25
Jill A Taylor left a comment for Erik Evans
"Thanks Erik for featuring my piece in your March newsletter in the header. What a surprise! We have been in the middle of a huge transition in our lives and have not been following lately. A friend and fellow potter commented so I came to see and…"
Mar 13
Erik Evans replied to Barbara Hanselman's discussion Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface
"Awesome!  There's your answer, Barabara.  I'm going to build a website called, "AskNormStuart.com" or maybe "NormKnows.com" because this man is just a wealth of knowledge.  We're lucky he shares with…"
Mar 4
Erik Evans commented on Richarde Talbot's photo
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Wheat patterned dinnerware

"Nice, alternate composition for this shot.  I like the little glint of highlight coming in from the top-right, too."
Mar 3
Erik Evans commented on Carl Ray Crutchfield's photo
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armchair fisherman

"Wow.  Love it.  (Side note: Something kinda cool, too, about photographing greenware in black and white.  Save the color shots for fully-realized, completed work?)"
Mar 3
Erik Evans replied to Barbara Hanselman's discussion Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface
"I used to be a kiln tech.  In my experience, techs are notorious for being overly cautious.  That may be the case here.  That's not to say cornstarch is completely safe.  Frankly, I'm not sure.  I'd call the…"
Mar 3
Erik Evans commented on Olinda Everett's photo
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Runswick Bay

"Really lovely.  "
Feb 6
Erik Evans commented on Erik Evans's blog post Here Kitty Kitty
"Thanks, Joseph.  The collection grows.  I'm up to maybe 12 whiskers by now, taped to the wall, waiting to be put to use.  Using them this way is tedious, for sure, especially when I was in production mode, but I never found…"
Feb 5
Joseph Fireborn commented on Erik Evans's blog post Here Kitty Kitty
"I just saw this. Very nice."
Jan 31
Erik Evans and Garry Dick are now friends
Nov 20, 2017
Erik Evans commented on Carl Ray Crutchfield's photo
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Latest work space

"This is always such an exciting time, setting up a new space.  Awesome.  Good luck."
Nov 4, 2017

Erik Evans's Blog

Making is Thinking

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

While researching material for the latest newsletter, I stumbled on this gem from StudioPotter.org.  It's a well-written defense of digital printing and new technologies in the ceramic studio.  If nothing else, this graphic included in the article is relatable to many of us on a number fronts, I'm…

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Here Kitty Kitty

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 10:31pm 2 Comments

I often decorate my pots with brushwork.  Pursuing an ultra thin line, I've found my cat's whiskers work the best.  They're not purrfect (that's right, I said it), but they produce some interesting results.  

Taped individually to a stick, I dip the whisker into some fairly viscous underglaze, then…

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How I Make Glaze Test Tiles

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 8:09pm 1 Comment

I must admit, I've never been terribly disciplined about my test tiles through the years.  I'm pretty good about taking careful notes; too many times I've been burned by shoddy notes.  However, I do tend to slap those careful tests on whatever's laying around.  The result is a box full of…

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How I Mix Bentonite / Store a Glaze That Settles

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

If you ever used bentonite, you know it's a bear to mix into a glaze.  It tends to clump together in solution.  It doesn't want to play well with others.  I've tried a number of things over the years to get around this.  I thought I'd share this latest method that works for me:

I first look for the dry clay in my recipe, usually EPK.  Even if it's a small percentage of my recipe, I measure this out first, and place it in a resealable plastic bucket (I bought mine in the paint…

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