Erik Evans
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  • Lakeland, FL
  • United States

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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!
At 7:37am on February 12, 2016, Joseph Fireborn said…

Thanks Erik. Lots of hard work and good information shared by the people across the internet really helps!


At 1:18pm on September 22, 2014, George Lewter said…

Erik, I see you are no longer listed on the MIY website. I'm guessing you made a move. So where are you and what are you doing these days? 

At 8:32pm on February 4, 2014, George Lewter said…
Hi Erik,
welcome. In the Interest Groups tab at the top of our pages is a drop down item "Insight-Live Users". On that page you can request to join the group to gain access to the glaze database.

Profile Information

What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I picked up clay in college, back in the early 90s. It remained a serious hobby for years, but over time, I found ways to make it my profession. I worked in various studio settings as a manager, a technician, and a teacher. For a time, I even ran my own shop, offering classes and space for rent for other potters.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
These days, I'm in the beginning stages of launching a pottery business. After years of working for others, I'm finally focused on bringing my own wares to market.
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:
How did you find this network?
referred by friend

Latest Activity

Erik Evans commented on Carl Crutchfield's photo

6x6 tray

"Hey, thank you so much!  Really appreciate this.  I look forward to trying it out.  "
Jun 4
Erik Evans commented on Norm Stuart's video


"If all this thing did was wedge clay, I would probably watch it for hours! If it went on to center clay and throw a "perfect" pot, I'd probably just want to give up altogether. At first, I dismissed this as a mere curiosity. Your…"
Jun 4
Erik Evans commented on Carl Crutchfield's photo

6x6 tray

"Do you mind sharing your glossy white base?  I've been testing on-glaze/majolica combos of late.  It's been surprisingly challenging."
May 31
Erik Evans commented on Carl Crutchfield's photo

6x6 tray

"Yes, yes.  What Fireborn said.  Looking forward to seeing vertical surfaces!"
May 31
Erik Evans commented on Susan Amann's photo

Carbon and Quills

"Yes, please!  You know, it's not always easy to marry clay with other materials.  This makes it look effortless.  All the parts really compliment one another.  Good work!"
May 25
Erik Evans commented on Susan Amann's photo

A Bad Wind

"Really nice!  Kudos for the rich black!"
May 25
Erik Evans posted a status
"I like what you're saying, George, about how this could be your ceramic home. Let's go, people - a call to arms! Share and share alike!"
May 20
Erik Evans commented on George Lewter's photo


"Wow.  Lovely.  I sometimes wish I could throw so loosely, so free.  It's as if maker and material decided to get to this point together! "
May 20
Erik Evans replied to Tom Humphries's discussion What is this decoration technique?
"Good question.  It's probably got a specific name in some other language (Korean, Chinese, or Japanese?).  Hopefully it's more elegant than "kinda-sorta soft-clay chattering" This begs the question: Does anyone know of…"
May 14
Erik Evans commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo


"Now, ain't that the best?  Nice work.  I know that feeling.  Excited for you.  The freshness of a pot at this stage is so seductive.  Such a shame we can't capture that indefinitely.  Good luck!"
May 9
Erik Evans commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo


"Awesome.  Thanks.  "
May 9
Erik Evans commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo


"Impressive results here, sir.  Is a rough mix or coarse particle size part of your bag of tricks?  And would you mind posting slightly larger photos?  Pots like these beg to be examined more closely.  Nice to see you back."
May 5
Erik Evans commented on George Lewter's blog post Impressions of the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and Its Sponsored Studio Tour Feb. 2017
"Amen, brother.  Very thoughtful.  "
Apr 6
Erik Evans left a comment for Louise Buth
"Ms. Buth, On the home page, you will find a link to the current newsletter at the top of the page.  Archives of previous newsletters can be accessed through a link found around the middle of the page…"
Mar 12
Erik Evans left a comment for Mary White
"Dear Ms. White,  Thank you for bring my attention to the lack of photo credit in the March newsletter!  How could I not give such great work the proper credit?  Jacquie Walton is responsible for that amazing glaze.  You can see…"
Mar 12
Erik Evans commented on Andrea Brown's photo
Dec 5, 2016

Erik Evans's Blog

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…


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…


Glaze Ladling Techniques

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 1:19am 0 Comments

This is an interesting tutorial, of sorts, illustrating the finer points of using a glaze ladle. If nothing else, it demonstrates that something so humble can be finessed into an art form. I dig that.


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