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Vent motor

Finally got my kiln loaded ready for a bisque firing last night but then discovered that my vent motor had quit..  I probably have to buy a…

Started by Joan Klotz

5 Oct 3, 2016
Reply by Neil Estrick

Non plastic CLAY

Hello all Its long Time i d stay away.could someone help me, I am desperate... I have a native clay,like an orange earthenware,but it can…

Started by Marithou dupoux

6 Aug 16, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

Making art reduces stress hormones ... get potted

I found an interesting bit of research to further justify wasting time making pots. Making art reduces stress hormones ... get potted

Started by Lawrence Weathers

3 Jul 23, 2016
Reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij)

Dry glaze mixing

The amaco dry glaze mixing instruction suggest 25 lbs of dry material will yield 4 gallons of glaze. Is it safe to assume 25 lbs of dry mat…

Started by Robert spicer

3 Sep 23, 2015
Reply by Jeff Poulter

Dry pulling....

I am just wondering if other potters do dry pulling?  I know when potters are making big stuff, they'll pull and then use a blow torch to…

Started by Jeff Poulter

2 Sep 16, 2015
Reply by Robert Coyle

Network User Guide and General Info to Improve Member Interactions

Welcome! New members are joining and others are contributing. With this level of activity there is pronounced tendency for the network beco…

Started by George Lewter

8 Jan 22, 2015
Reply by Corina

Cracking in pieces after glazing

I threw a chip and dip set.  I used a buff clay from Highwater.  I fired to cone 04.  The two pieces went through the bisque firing fine. …

Started by Bonnie Hornsby

3 Nov 12, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

Repairing a bisque ware.

Not really a glaze question. However would really like to know if one can repair a crack (not a S crack) in a bisqued platter with paper cl…

Started by Srirupa Sen

4 Jul 30, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

Single fire a sculpture?

Please let me know if these sounds like a good idea. (1)I made this dragon he's in greenware stage I'm thinking of spraying him with greens…

Started by Karen Mandeville

4 Jul 24, 2014
Reply by George Lewter

Time-sensitive question: Rutile wash + colored slip

I'm still in the learning stage re using rutile. First question: Can two bowls that have a cobalt oxide-colored slip plus an added rutile w…

Started by Meredith Walker

5 Jul 18, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

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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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