If you are not a potter, the following explanation might help you understand why this show has universal appeal for potters, who traditionally used cones to determine the temperature inside a kiln. The cones melt at different temperatures and tell you the temperature that is being reached during the firing. Many potters today use digital kilns, but they still use cones as a backup because cones provide a failsafe. Potters are familiar with the small boxes that these cones are packaged in. And some find these boxes appropriate for storage of small pieces. The idea of the founders of the show was that this particular size -- 3 x 3 x 6 inches -- would be the size criteria for pieces in the show.
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The 2012 International Cone Box Show opens on September 28 in Lawrence, Kansas, and runs from 9/14-10/31. It then travels to NCECA in Houston in March and travels further until May 30. See their website for more information.