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  1. on standby to quickly fire some saggers tomorrow weather permitting. Too cold today. Snowed last night.

  2. working in studio between shoveling snow in front and out back. Studio is comfortable but lower temperatures are coming. 5 this morning and that was ok. -20 is cold.

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      yep, but not this week. 

    3. Denice

      Denice

      Cold and icy here, my husband and I are staying inside trying to survive the flu.  I even had the extra strong flu shot.  Bummer.   Denice

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      get better. I had it for 3 weeks about a week after I got the flu shot. Just in time for travel to Long Island for a wedding. and back to montana.

       

  3. Home alone again. Husband returned to Va. to work. He was telecommuting for 2 of the three weeks he was here. He did manage to do some jam sessions at the Snowcreek saloon. Mother-in-law spent a week over Christmas with us. I am now back to the studio. I did some reorganizing of layout to improve heat flow. its nice in there when the temperature i up to high 30s. Around -10 the studio temperature went down to 55. I have a kerosene backup if I need it.

    Happy to be in the studio again.

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    2. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      My studio in the basement is unheated.  I use a small room heater when the temp drops, but I don't like the fan blowing.  So I was thinking of getting one of the radiant wall heaters....But my space is very small....10x11.  In the shop where I glaze/spray booth/kiln is unheated and very well insulated.  So a small space heater will take the chill off quickly.  I found those radiant wall heaters on Amazon.  Very reasonable.

       

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Google 400 w ceramic panel heater. No fan. Convection. No noise.nice steady heavy. You can find them for 39.95 and up on eBay. 

       

       

       

    4. Roberta12
  4. just received a copy of a new article about my work from Revista Ceramica published in Spain. Beautiful photos. Very impressive. I am delighted to be in it. The editor remembered me from an article i wrote in the 90s on Los Hornos Arabesque, 3-story kilns in the town where I lived during my Fulbright. A similar article on those kilns was published in Ceramics Monthly in 1989. 

    1. glazenerd
    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      yes a nice surprise. Up in Smoke from the forum is also mentioned from my website to his.

    3. Denice

      Denice

      Wonderful news.   Denice

  5. It is really WHITE up here in the great white North. High today 2 F. and the snow crystals are minuscule...but accumulating. Light weight shoveling anyway.

     

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Since you have no place to go: let it glaze, let it glaze.     Okay, so I slightly twisted the old version.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      mother-in-law visiting til tomorrow. 120 miles rt to airport. maybe we'll see the new star wars movie while we're in town!

      Marcia

  6. May we have Peace on Earth and Good Will to All

     

    1. RonSa

      RonSa

      ...and not just this holiday season but through out the year.

    2. Pres

      Pres

      Merry Christmas, Marcia, and a Happy New Year in your new home!

       

      best,

      Pres

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      This ole world needs some peace.

  7. ade saggers today so I'll be ready for more firings as soon as the snow melts. I have a show in May. with several other ceramic artists at the radius Gallery in Missoula.

     

  8. baking cakes and cookies today.

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I re-fired slightly less than golden brown cranberry orange nut bread. Then I made pecan bars like my grandmother's..Fun to taste a childhood memory. Sort of a pecan laden toffee on a crumbly crust.

       

    3. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      What cone did you refire the cranberry nut bread to?:)

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      350F  eating some right now!

       

      Must go trim my saggers that I threw yesterday. Just finished shoveling snow off the walks.

       

       

       

  9. shipped off work from recent firing. Feeling caught up after 3 weeks of a cold.

     

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      That is how it works. You get caught up just in time to get behind again.

  10. while it was sunny yesterday, I rebuilt my new foundation for a larger raku kiln. It bothered me that the original foundation was the same as my old kiln which was a struggle for my ceramic saggers to fit into reasonably. Happy I redid it. only took 2 hours. Ordered new kiln shelves for this configuration. Now can proceed to build the fiber /steel chamber for the pulley system.

    Yay progress.

     

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Where in the world do you get all of your energy! Would that I could, but the shop is freezing up at night and takes half the day to warm up. Keep on keeping one! best, Pres

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Pres, what are electric rates where you live? I have these great little heaters that Antionette uses in TN. How big is your shop? 

      I have 5 of these to heat comfortably my 650 sq ft studio. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Convection-Flat-Space-Heater-Wall-Mount-Electric-400W-Energy-Efficient-Slim-Heat/172978989419?epid=1445404048&hash=item284659e96b:g:IAUAAOSwrFtaChF3

      even if you just had them  1 or 2 near your wheel, it could be nice. I have my clay ,50 gallon garbage cans on wheels or  boxes on carts on wheels set near several of them around the studio..  

      I have been taking these vitamins recommended to me by a nurse practitioner at the wellness center decades ago. you can find them on eBay. Seriously, they helped me get better from Fibromyalgia along with retiring.

      https://www.vitacost.com/solaray-3?csrc=PPCYB-solaray&mtp=JgrM1CEC-dc|pcrid|83700326814757|mt|bp&msclkid=e7dfcc1f8e5a1aa84fdd9600ec6547d4&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=3PB | Solaray&utm_term=solaray&utm_content=Solaray

  11. Just back from a very busy 2 weeks away to see family and wedding. Got a dreadful cold. Still sick but at least I'm home.

     

    1. Min

      Min

      Hope you feel better soon :)

       

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      thanks, Min. I am working on it.

       

  12. Plainsmen 340 

    One of my students who was from a ranch in central MT said that Plainsmen mined on their ranch, shipped it to canada and refined it. Who knows. that was 30years ago.

     

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      I was in their office & there was a map on the wall with all their deposits. Everything was distributed sort of like a circle around Medicine hat & part of that circle crossed the border so you are correct. they were really complaining  about the costs of some stuff that came from further away in the US so there must be some ingredients that they have to order from other places. 

  13. Shipped off the work fired in good  weather we had for a few days last week. Spent today packing, shoveling snow and warming up the car..digging it out of snow, and taking boxes to the PO. Came home and cleaned up styrofoam bead snowstorm where I'd been packing.

     

  14. My previous post should have read more snow now, and more coming, ...sigh. Fired raku this evening with snow still on the ground.

     

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    2. LeeU

      LeeU

      Somehow, the "more-more-more" magically translated to "snow-snow-snow". .. I betcha everyone knew what you meant LOL

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Frosty the snowman.....

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I did get three more firings done. The next morning at 7 I ran out and covered the kiln. by 11 am it started 6 hours before the forecast predicted. Today is supposed to be nice then more snow. But the air is fresh and clean. My next firing will be sagger and they can sit to cool without the drama. Feeling better about scheduling  firings and obligations for pieces. Obvara is going to have to wait for a warming trend.

  15.  more now. and more.(sigh)

  16. priority takes control. Firing and shipping orders.

     

  17. Just back from Barcelona. Couldn't resist a visit to see my husband. Now for some serious work. Shipping, raku chamber construction, local obligations. "So little time, much to do"

     

  18. Visited friends at El Torn today in Barcelona and went to s Flamenco performance , Tribute to Paco de Locca at the Palau de La Musica.

    must reduce size of pictures. How do I do that on an iPad?

     

     

  19. Visited friends at El Torn today in Barcelona and went to s Flamenco performance , Tribute to Paco de Locca at the Palau de La Musica.

    must reduce size of pictures

     

  20. Had lunch today with a former student an her friend who has been following me for years.It was a fun lunch and they visited my studio afterwards.

     

  21. How do I get from the Forum to the other sites like my online subscriptions to Ceramics monthly? Is there a link somewhere?

    Marcia

    1. Jennifer Harnetty

      Jennifer Harnetty

      Hi Marcia,

      We are looking into adding the link to the Ceramic Arts Network homepage to the navigation bar at the top. From there you can access Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illus., ICAN etc. Hope to have it up there in the next day or so. For now, here is the link: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/

      Thanks,

      Jen

    2. Jennifer Harnetty

      Jennifer Harnetty

      Actually, it is already up there! :) That was fast!

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Yay! This is really getting the kinks out fast. Amazing!

       

  22. Planning on firing a few sagger pieces today before winter shows up again.

     

  23. Fired a sagger firing today. Here are my 3 favorites from that.dkgreenandbrown.jpg.86aad6f7339bd88680963352229655ff.jpgrustandgreen.jpg.60dd0cb40ce4fab88911187a99c20bbb.jpg59ceef4e2d5d3_yellowwblacklines.jpg.62e46a8b0fff1e98cff80ba25bbb81a0.jpg

  24. worked on my raku kiln this afternoon. Raised the floor level for several reasons: snow, being able to disconnect the pulleys at a decent height so I can wrap it up for bad weather, and hopefully raising it will make the heat less intense on the top of my head.using my old lid for the base. Saved me using a lot of soft brick. 

    newrakukilnRedLodge.jpg.a4427a170964daa81c852f016be2b9ed.jpg

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