Consider this the "Peoples Choice Awards" and vote for your favorites. Use this forum to call attention to the best things you found posted on our network. Photographs, pots, sculptures, discussions, how-to articles, blog postings, videos, anything, really. Recognition of anything that makes cone6pots a valuable resource for you. 

There is a LOT of information on the site and not everyone has the time to sift through it all.  Let's put some signposts here to direct members to the really good stuff.

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Laurie Niswander's Sea turtle jar keeps popping up in the slide show.  I just realized it is my favorite pot on the network.
A picture of a piece by Catherine Rehbein, "Rippled Waters", prompted a comment by Pauline Purdum, that has turned into the most compelling conversation to yet take place on the network.  It is a prime example of people of artistic bent conversing, bouncing ideas off each other, and drawing inspiration from the process.  May we hope to see many more interactions like this one.  In a day or two this conversation will be pushed off the "recent activity" list, so this "Best of" Forum is a good place to bookmark something really special that could easily get lost.

How does one get to the specific profile page as I don't feel like scrolling thru 800+ list to find him?

Go to the members page and there is a search window there at the top of the all members list.  Type in part of the name and search.

I did actually try that but with Anthony Anderson as the profile I would like to see the search did not produce any result?

Joan----His last name is Andersen. It's usually better to search with less that you are sure of than more that could be wrong.

Here are screen captures of what I did.

When I clicked the little magnifying glass I got the following.

I hope this will help you.

George

Thank you George. By George I think I got it!

In Nov of 2011 we were considering dissolving the etsy sellers group. Three women ( Sharon Ivy, Victoria, and Teresa Wooden)spoke up and started posting info on how to make an etsy store more productive, and then they started networking with the other group members to promote each other and  it appears there was much improvement for a number of members for the last part of the holiday shopping season. This was the best member interaction of the year.

George, my vote is for Jacquie Walton's beautiful, professional work.  She has married a great era in clay, Arts and Crafts, with practiced throwing techniques and beautiful glazes.  

As we approach the end of the year 2012, it is again time to recognize the efforts of others who have inspired us. Please take a little time and let us know of the members of the cone6pots network who have most strongly impressed you by their work, or their posted additions to the conversations here, or who have influenced your own process with clay. Please include links to the person, postings, or pictures, that have made your membership in this network worthwhile.

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