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lidded jars - contact points - glazing

I've recently done some experimenting with lidded containers and have got a gallery/lid method I'm happy with. I'm wondering about glazing…

Started by Tom Humphries

4 Jun 30, 2014
Reply by Tom Humphries

Inspiration?

I noticed that almost 50% of the artists who took the survey, come to this sight for inspiration. I thought it might be nice for everyone,…

Started by Kabe Burleson

6 Jun 29, 2014
Reply by Kabe Burleson

Supporting Links

Do you use the links when you buy?  Do you understand the importance to our network that your use could mean? What other links should we ad…

Started by Nadine Mercader

9 May 20, 2014
Reply by Nadine Mercader

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…

Started by George Lewter

3 May 13, 2013
Reply by Kathy Ransom

Claybody for large scale ceramics

hi everyone.. just joined in. By profession i am an architect from India and very much interested in ceramics. so started my own workshop w…

Started by Maulik Oza

7 Apr 30, 2013
Reply by Maulik Oza

The Best of Cone 6, Mid-Fire Potters

Consider this the "Peoples Choice Awards" and vote for your favorites. Use this forum to call attention to the best things you found posted…

Started by George Lewter

22 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by George Lewter

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…

Started by George Lewter

23 Jul 1, 2012
Reply by George Lewter

Steering Committee Discussion and Committee Nominations Area.

To make the network more of a community, members need to feel they have a say in how the organization operates. Members are always encourag…

Started by George Lewter

4 Jun 23, 2012
Reply by George Lewter

Why Are We Here? What This Network Is, and What It Could Be.

Almost two year ago, I started the cone6pots network, as I started getting back into pottery in a serious way. I could have been satisfied…

Started by George Lewter

17 Feb 13, 2012
Reply by Jan Wallace

Labeling Photos

I have said this long before and i think that it needs repeating.  It would help all of us if the photos that are posted gave some informat…

Started by eleanor akowitz

7 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by pauline purdum

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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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