April 2017 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~


HERE'S A FEW THINGS FROM THE NETWORK

WORTH SHARING THIS MONTH:

Pat shares a great, 

new source for textured rollers.

Tom Anderson explains why 

hard clay is not necessarily dry clay.

 

John Britt posts up a cone 6 iron red

adding, “...trust me - it is nice!”

Robert Shaw's profile features a number

of tested firing schedules, with notes. 

Juli Long shares an entertaining, thoughtful, 

and quirky video about Andrew Cooke.

 

George Lewter shares snapshots from his visit 

to one of the best ceramic collections in America.  


THIS MONTH’S IMAGE 

This month’s header image features the work of member Jon Higuchi.


If you have comments or complaints about the newsletter,

or if you’d like to include something in an upcoming issue,

please message Erik through the network.  

Feedback is always welcome.

Visit the Cone6Pots network at cone6pots.org.

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of Cone6Pots.

Thank you

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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.

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If you are up to creating videos of your work or techniques you might want to invest in a flip video camera

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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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