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What Would You Change to Make the Cone6pots Network a Stronger Community?

If you were in charge, what would you change? Would you like to be the moderator, or administrator for any part of the network? How do we t…

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Supporting Membership Strengthens and Enhances the C6P network

Updated July 5, 2012 Supporting membership is conferred on those who contribute to our community, either by contributing quality content to…

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Trying posting photos

Started by Luca

1 Feb 20
Reply by Luca

Have you ever tried crater glaze?

I've tried a lot of methods, and the most similar recipe is. Glass 70. Kaolin 30. Fine silicon carbide 1. Copper carbonate 5. The effect is…

Started by meiniye

3 Feb 20
Reply by Luca

Materials substitution

can Gillespie borate be substituted for gerstley borate

Started by Robert spicer

1 Dec 18, 2020
Reply by Norm Stuart

Cone 6 Overfire

My kiln overtired probably Cone 6&1/2. A lot of my stuff in the middle 2 trays came out muddy and dark with the glazes not doing what w…

Started by Murratte Graves

0 Oct 13, 2020

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, . This was exactly what I needed to do N…

Started by Andre Johann Strydom

1 Mar 15, 2020
Reply by Norm Stuart

Buying my first kiln

Hello all, I will be buying my first kiln ever in a few months and I was wondering if I could get some advice.  I want to fire at cone 6. M…

Started by Olga Biff

0 Feb 20, 2020

Glaze Crawling Problem

Any idea why the glaze is moving like this? I mixed a large quantity of this glaze early year and I have been using it since. In the past I…

Started by RS

7 Jan 7, 2020
Reply by RS

wash glazes

Hello everybody, can anyone tell me what does it mean ' wash glazes '? is it  a transparent glaze? Thank you for your answer  jori from Bel…

Started by josi rica

6 Sep 24, 2019
Reply by josi rica

The Ceramics Links Forum

One of the best things we can do here at the cone6pots network is to be a good resource for our members. In the internet age a resource gui…

Started by George Lewter

0 Mar 24, 2019

fritte cebex

  Hello I have a recipe of  crystals  glaze with :   cebex 52190 frit , do you know by what I can replace her? I don't find this frit in…

Started by josi rica

4 Sep 2, 2018
Reply by josi rica

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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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