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December 2016 Newsletter

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Cone 6 Pots wishes you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season enjoying the traditions of your community. May your clay remain free of pin tools and your kiln burn true and br… View »

November 2016 Newsletter

~  Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond  ~ Hello.  Here are just a few things happening around the C6P network right now: Welcome New Members! 13 new members… View »

October 2016 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ Hello and welcome.  Here are a few things happening around the network this month: To date, 147 videos have been upload… View »

September 2016 Newsletter

  ~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ CONE6POTS.ORG, HERE WE COME Our move to WordPress and the switch to cone6pots.org is happening.  The new site i… View »

August 2016 Newsletter

~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ MOVING FORWARD The Cone6Pots Network is migrating to a new, more customizable, more social, more modern platform. We'll be cone6… View »

Monthly Newsletter: July 2016

  ~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ WE’RE ALMOST THERE Our move to the WordPress platform and the switch to our new address at cone6pots.org is is more t… View »

Monthly Newsletter: June 2016

  ~ Ceramic info, tips, and tidbits from our network and beyond ~ NEW HOME, NEW ADDRESS Big changes are coming to our home on the web! Cone6Pots is moving from the Ning platform to Wor… View »

2017 Alaska Claycation - Aug 15-22, 2017 in Kasilof

The truth is that not many of us would want to check in to the Gallery Lodge on Alaska’s Kenai Penninsula on August 15th 2017, and then spend 6 days in the clay studio. Owner, Dot Hagen, an int… View »

Monthly Newsletter: May 2016 – Inaugural Issue

~ The Cone6Pots Newsletter ~ Hello and welcome to the inaugural issue of the Cone6Pots Newsletter.   My name is Erik.  I’m a member of the network and the editor of this newsletter. &nbs… View »

Do-It-Yourself Kiln Power Vent 9 Comments

When I put my electric kiln in the basement, I discovered that it put out enough fumes to give me a headache when firing. So a kiln vent was in order. Commercial kiln vents are quite expensive for wh… View »

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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. 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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