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What Cone 6 Pots Have YOU Made Lately?

Postings have slowed down of late. Let's see some more pictures! Don't make Carl do it all.

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Useful 3rd Party Websites

Glazy.org - This is a very user friendly and powerful website for finding glazes, looking at their chemistry, storing and sharing your glazes and results. We have invested a lot of time and effort into our group glaze database at Insight-live.com, but glazy.org might be a better choice for our less tech-savvy members and possibly all of us.

Mightymudmixer.com - This company in Tennessee has filled the void left from when glazemixer.com went belly up several years ago. They have an array of glazes they compound, and will mix custom glazes to your specifications. This is a good option for those not wanting to stock up on raw materials or mix their own glazes.

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Damon Salo is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
Mar 29
Denice E. Demuth commented on Norm Stuart's photo
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Off to the Trader Joe's for groceries.

"Very funny!  One of these days I will have to shop at a Trader Joe's if they have…"
Mar 29
Carl Ray Crutchfield posted photos
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Carl Ray Crutchfield posted a photo

front 3 from latest fire

all with cone 10 clay but cone 6 glazes. left clear satin matte over copper oxide wash and raised…
Mar 18
Carl Ray Crutchfield posted a photo

extruded octagon boxes

drying for a bisque fire / cone 10 stoneware but will fire cone 6 glaze - been enjoying making…
Mar 16
Carl Ray Crutchfield commented on Norm Stuart's photo
Mar 16
Norm Stuart replied to Andre Johann Strydom's discussion Thank you Norm Stuart. Save the Darvan gel-like reclaim for wheelwork!
"I'm glad.  You just need to experiment until it works right."
Mar 15
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Mar 15
Haidar Mahdi is now a member of Electric Cone 6 & Other Ways w/ Clay
Mar 12
Andre Johann Strydom posted a discussion

Thank you Norm Stuart. Save the Darvan gel-like reclaim for wheelwork!

Hi,It has been awhile, but I have been very busy reacting to the advice given with great success, .…See More
Feb 28
Andre Johann Strydom posted a status
"COMPLETED EXPERIMENTS AS PER: Darvan traps calcium and magnesium ions in clay and releases sodium ions in exchange. PERFECT RESULTS, thanks"
Feb 28
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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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