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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
hands on experience
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
hands on experience
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want to see other potters work and gain some knowledge of the work out there
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At 1:19am on November 8, 2014, George Lewter said…

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At 1:09am on November 8, 2014, George Lewter said…

SCM - warm or cool is most used as a base layer, For the strongest rivulet action the fake ash glaze is applied alone often at the top and lapping  on top of other blended, feathered layers. I have often used Nutmeg as an alternate base glaze for layering. Other layers depend on mixing effects Jen's Juicy Fruit often has an enhancing effect under or over other glazes. Glossy, saturated, colors get used a lot where pooling action will contrast them with softer, matte glazes. C Harris temmoku, varigated slate blue, Licorice, water color green, green-gray scrap glaze, 5-6 clear, and rutile matte are the core of my more stock glazes.

If you want to spray glazes my best advice is to buy Steven Hill's video, or even better, go to one of his workshops.

At 5:40pm on May 15, 2014, Nadine Mercader said…

Welcome to the network.  This is a great group of potters who share their amazing knowledge.  Look forward to seeing your work.

 
 
 

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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. Your final price could be less or more - things change.

American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

For the non-digitally inclined the old standard 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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