Insight-Live User Group


Insight-Live User Group

This is a working group dedicated to testing and sharing glaze research results on our group area of the Insight-Live Glaze Recipe Database. This is absolutely the best place to share your recipes with photos and notes. You can add notes and pictures to other people's recipes showing how your results vary from the originals, and from other people's work with the same glaze. Members are required to periodically contribute notes, pictures, or well documented new recipes to the database.

Videos are available to orient new users with using the database and the user interface, and a text based help system is available

With the online glaze recipe database, members can upload recipes and pictures, search the databases for recipes, append recipes with new notes, and create printable batch mix sheets from recipes. Now members can copy an existing recipe and modify it while comparing the chemistry of both versions.   

This group is the cone6pots portal to Insight-Live. We accept anyone with cone6pots network membership, who agrees to publish photos and/or notes of their results with glaze recipes.. To gain  access to our group's Insight-Live database, you must first join the C6P network, and then this group. Your login information will be generated and sent to you, normally within a day or two.

Database access is a benefit brought to you by supporting members of the cone6pots network.


Click the button below to login to Insight-Live. When logging in to the group recipe database, type in your user ID, not your email address (which you can use for a different individual account login). If you forget your user ID or password, contact George Lewter and he will send you a new temporary ID/password.


Members: 17
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2019

User Videos for Insight-Live

Tony Hanson has made some excellent user videos for Insight-Live at If you watch the first couple of them you can begin to appreciate the power of working with glaze chemistry and Insight-Live to tweak your glazes to correct problems and defects.

Specific topics he covers:

A Broken Glaze Meets Insight-Live and a Magic Material (Jan 2013)

Use the calculation mode of Insight-live to make material substitutions for troublesome materials to fix problems like blistering, pinholing, settling and poor slurry and drying properties. YoutubeMP4

How to Use a Lithium Frit in Insight-live (Jan 2013)

Use the calculation mode of Insight-live and non-unity to replace lithium carbonate with a frit. Youtube

Materials and Calculation (Jan 2013)

A tour of the materials management features of Insight-live. MP4

Importing Other File Formats (Oct 2012)

How to import recipe and material data from a wide range of formats. FlashMP4M4V

Importing From Generic CSV Spreadsheet (Feb 2013)

You can import data from a sheet having recipe rows and material columns. Youtube

Using Recipe Libraries to transfer recipes to desktop Insight (Mar 2013)

You can export hundreds, even thousands of recipes in a recipe library file. Youtube

Discussion Forum

Should We Stay or Should We Go Now

Started by George Lewter. Last reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij) Dec 28, 2019. 16 Replies

Our Insight-live glaze database is not used by many members. I just deleted all members who have not signed in or viewed any recipes since January of 2017. That leaves us with 17 ''active" members.…Continue

Insight expired

Started by Tom Humphries. Last reply by Tom Humphries Oct 23, 2018. 2 Replies

Insight live says my account has expired. Does this mean I've been booted off the group for some reason? :(

Finding the perfect clear

Started by Donna Kat. Last reply by Donna Kat Sep 2, 2018. 7 Replies

Has anyone worked with Tony Hansen's G1214W Clear? I had thought I had found the perfect clear for our studio when I found this glaze. It did not craze on Standard clays. It was crystal clear and it…Continue

My next development project

Started by Arnold Rowntree. Last reply by Jay Decker Mar 23, 2018. 4 Replies

I was searching google images for 'alkaline glazes' and saw this at VVarges page:…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Insight-Live User Group to add comments!

Comment by Daniel Ramos speak-spanish. on June 9, 2016 at 1:14pm

thanks , I love this group  !!!!  :DDD

Comment by Daniel Ramos speak-spanish. on June 7, 2016 at 9:16am

tengo problemas para entrar al grupo Insight-Live, existe otra manera de entrar , nunca he podido ver los contenidos.

He pedido a George Lewter a usted por correo electrónico su nombr de usuario y contraseña para Insight-Live. Son diferentes de sus Cone6Pots credenciales de acceso.  Norm Stuart
Comment by Norm Stuart on July 7, 2015 at 1:27am

How to reorder Raw Materials in a glaze recipe.

1.) Click the Edit button on your recipe

2.) Change the numbers in the O column (order) from 12345 to your new preferred order, in this case 143265

3.) Click Save

Comment by Norm Stuart on April 14, 2015 at 1:51pm

Only after you have uploaded a photo of your test tile or work as an example you can click to "auto-number" the entry as:

C6G - glaze

C6S - slip

C6B - clay body

Clearly the C6 portion is a reference to "Cone 6", but this is overly specific as the database contains recipes for glazes and slips of other cone maturities as well.

Comment by Norm Stuart on April 14, 2015 at 1:44pm

If you think we should have codes for glaze attributes beyond what currently exists, please suggest and explain.

These are the current codes available on the left-hand side of the database page under the pink colored tab titled "Our Typecodes"

There needs to exactly one space between each code you enter in the glaze recipe, otherwise Insight-Live doesn't recognize them.

Comment by Andrea Wolf on April 13, 2015 at 11:26pm

Sorry if I am missing this from somewhere else, I have a question. Did someone take notes or minutes from the Early March type-code skype session? I'm about to input some things that I have useful data on and want to do so properly.

Thanks in advance.


Comment by Norm Stuart on March 23, 2015 at 10:26pm

Creating a chemically identical glaze is like solving a crossword puzzle.

We don't have Volcanic Ash in stock, so replaced it with other ingredients.

Comment by Norm Stuart on March 5, 2015 at 9:37pm

Now that we know how "Our Typecodes" work, from tonight's Skype Conference,I made some changes which I think will work better. Example changing Cone 6 Glaze Reduction to three different codes C6 G RX

Each Typecode can be one, two or three letters.  As you might expect, the Insight-Live software doesn't care what order you enter attributes, just so long as there's exactly one space between each Typecode.

Comments? Suggestions?  Before we get too far . . .

Comment by Norm Stuart on March 3, 2015 at 3:03pm

I'll try out Skype for the first time on Thursday if there's a space left.

Comment by George Lewter on January 22, 2015 at 7:34pm

There is a new group login page at Insight-Live that will help eliminate most sign-in errors. 

Save this group sign-in page as a favorite, and you can get into our group database in just two clicks.


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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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