Erik Evans
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  • Lakeland, FL
  • United States

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At 10:27am on March 13, 2018, Jill A Taylor said…

Thanks Erik for featuring my piece in your March newsletter in the header. What a surprise! We have been in the middle of a huge transition in our lives and have not been following lately. A friend and fellow potter commented so I came to see and update my profile. 

Thanks again.

Jill Taylor

At 9:07am on August 12, 2017, George Lewter said…

Kudos on the August newsletter. Very interesting.

At 1:18pm on August 7, 2017, Tom Humphries said…
At the footer of newsletter this line points to wrong website

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of Cone6Pots.
At 1:51pm on August 4, 2017, Judy Lee Andrews said…

Thanks Eric for the welcome! I cant wait to see what I can learn from this site!

At 7:31pm on July 14, 2017, Emily Lees said…

I got the email with the enticing pictures from the latest newsletter and logged into the site, but when I clicked on the link to the newsletter, I got a message saying I didn't have access. Please help.  Thanks.

At 10:20am on March 7, 2017, Mary White said…

Just got today's newsletter and I am intrigued by the glazes on the vase, disapointed to find no credit to the potter nor any other info.

At 7:54am on March 7, 2017, Louise Buth said…

Hi Eric,

   How do I get from your e-mail to the newsletter?

I clicked on that gorgeous "pot" pix because it said "Cone6Pots Newsletter March 2017"; but it was only a pix, not a link!

Thanks, Louise

At 6:24pm on October 6, 2016, Denice E. Demuth said…

Enjoyed the news letter, a lot of new information.  Denice

At 6:10am on May 7, 2016, Kathy Ransom said…

Newsletter looks great and should keep members engaged with this terrific network.

At 6:49am on April 4, 2016, Laurie Landry said…
Hey Erik-
My work is in cycles. Mostly porcelain. Then I do a full studio clean and equipment clean for a couple months of earthenware. Then again for stoneware totems and pots. The totems brew in my head for awhile. I sketch them down on paper until I get a chance to make them. A commission throws all plans out the window!

Profile Information

What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I picked up clay in college. It remained a serious hobby for years, but over time, I found ways to make it my profession. I worked in various studios as a manager, a technician, and a teacher. For a time, I even ran my own shop, offering classes and space for rent to other potters.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
These days, clay is a part-time hobby. It's nice to do whatever strikes me, when I like. I enjoy technical challenges the most.
All our content is viewable by the public. Why do you want to be a member, when you can already see everything as a non-member?
To share, to exchange, to be inspired.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
How did you find this network?
referred by friend

Erik Evans's Blog

Making is Thinking

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

While researching material for the latest newsletter, I stumbled on this gem from  It's a well-written defense of digital printing and new technologies in the ceramic studio.  If nothing else, this graphic included in the article is relatable to many of us on a number fronts, I'm sure.…


Here Kitty Kitty

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 7:31pm 2 Comments

I often decorate my pots with brushwork.  Pursuing an ultra thin line, I've found my cat's whiskers work the best.  They're not purrfect (that's right, I said it), but they produce some interesting results.  

Taped individually to a stick, I dip the whisker into some fairly viscous underglaze, then lay it down on the pot.  No dragging, just gentle press and…


How I Make Glaze Test Tiles

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:09pm 1 Comment

I must admit, I've never been terribly disciplined about my test tiles through the years.  I'm pretty good about taking careful notes; too many times I've been burned by shoddy notes.  However, I do tend to slap those careful tests on whatever's laying around.  The result is a box full of well-documented, mismatched shapes and shards.…


How I Mix Bentonite / Store a Glaze That Settles

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 7:30pm 6 Comments

If you ever used bentonite, you know it's a bear to mix into a glaze.  It tends to clump together in solution.  It doesn't want to play well with others.  I've tried a number of things over the years to get around this.  I thought I'd share this latest method that works for me:

I first look for the dry clay in my recipe, usually EPK.  Even if it's a small percentage of my recipe, I measure this out first, and place it in a resealable plastic bucket (I bought mine in the paint…



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