Erik Evans
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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!
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!

Joseph

Profile Information

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

George Lewter left a comment for Erik Evans
"Kudos on the August newsletter. Very interesting."
Aug 12
Erik Evans posted a blog post

Here Kitty Kitty

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 lay it down on the pot.  No…See More
Aug 11
Erik Evans left a comment for Tom Humphries
"Oh, hell.  That's not good!  Thanks for the heads up."
Aug 11
Tom Humphries left a comment for Erik Evans
"At the footer of newsletter this line points to wrong website You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of Cone6Pots."
Aug 7
Erik Evans and Judy Lee Andrews are now friends
Aug 5
Judy Lee Andrews left a comment for Erik Evans
"Thanks Eric for the welcome! I cant wait to see what I can learn from this site!"
Aug 4
Erik Evans left a comment for Judy Lee Andrews
"Ms. Judy Lee. My name is Erik.  I help with the newsletter here.  I was just bumping around the sight and noticed you just joined us.  Welcome."
Aug 4
Erik Evans left a comment for Emily Lees
"Ms. Lees, I'm sorry you ran into trouble. I am bringing this to our administrator's attention. We'll get this cleared up for you."
Aug 4
Erik Evans replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Holy cow!  I can just imagine the look on your electrician's face when he heard how this install needed to go down....  Poor guy. I'm sweating for him, even after the fact!  Rough day at the office."
Aug 3
Erik Evans replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Years ago, I inherited a manually-controlled oval.  It was a big, ol' hunk of junk, but valuable for it's sheer size.  I was determined to make it work.  I always had trouble with it, but a snap meter, testing amperage,…"
Aug 2
Erik Evans replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Way to go, Norm.  As always - informative, thorough, insightful writing.  Thanks for sharing."
Aug 2
Emily Lees left a comment for Erik Evans
"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."
Jul 14
Erik Evans commented on Sofia Donovan's photo
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Ceramica 12 web

"Very interesting... Stopped me from browsing in my tracks... (modern-day compliment?)  Thanks for sharing.  "
Jul 8
Erik Evans commented on Carl Ray Crutchfield's photo
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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
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Auto-Potter

"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 Ray Crutchfield's photo
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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's Blog

Here Kitty Kitty

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 10:31pm 0 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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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.

http://www.bambootools.com/decorating/hishaku_detail.htm
 
 
 

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