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  1. Taking my little demo kiln to Art in the Beartooths on Sat. for our art center's annual fundraiser. I will be firing saggars and obvara. The top piece will be auctioned off. Looking like nice cool weather for the event. Enjoy your weekend.

     

  2. Just got back from 3 weeks in Italy : wood firing at La meridian installed our group installation in the amphitheater, then took our work to a gallery in Faenza for a display, and presented talks at the Carlo Zauli Museum.Glad to be back home.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Welcome home, was wondering where you got to.

    2. Denice

      Denice

      Glad to have you back,  post some photos when you have some time.  Take some time to relax.   Denice

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      plan to throw today after a little cleaning. Also working on my new raku kiln. 

      Marcia

  3. its been a while, but how does one change the avatar?

    I noticed many people not using images. I have been searching for info on how to change avatar. Use to be easy..just "make this my avatar".

    So anyone know-how the new system allows changing the avatar?

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      found it. changed it.

       

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      It has been a pleasure watching you develop this new firing technique. Hopefully you will submit an article on the technical requirements required to produce this very unique glaze effect. I will catch up with you at NCECA soon.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      it's not a glaze but salts and water on an absorbent surface of terra sig. great fun.

       

  4. snowed yesterday morning. been working on 3 gallery opening May 11, June 1 and June 2. Madness. 

     

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      You are use to and enjoy madness. It makes life interesting.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      did you see my latest photo in the gallery. Sulphates and chlorides in saggars. I used what I learned from foil saggars and fired them hotter in ceramic saggars.

       

       

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Yes, I have been following the progression. Tough to see pictures now, after the software update. When I click pictures, they come up cut in half, with text overlaid. 

  5. transplanted lupine and lilies on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. the flowerbed was below my studio window and I am having it replaced and better insulated. More snow tonight and tomorrow.

     

  6. Got a surprise opportunity of no precipitation today. if the wind isn't too bad, i'll be firing all day. 

  7. sleet , high winds and snow last night. Rain this afternoon and then more snow tomorrow. Planning to fire obvara on Tuesday.

     

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      The fires raging in OK are signs of the draught. We are expecting more snow later this week. I am going to fire saggars all day while I can.  The last snowfall missed us yesterday but dropped 10" on Great falls to the north. 

      M

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      wow- haven't heard anything about that up here! Forest fires kind of spoiled our summer here last year (for hiking in the mountains & general air quality)

    4. Denice

      Denice

      We have tried to vacation in Colorado for several years, but have gone to other areas.  Colorado has been plagued with fires, rain and mudslides.   This fall we are heading to Yellowstone!    Denice

  8.  more snow. Free workshop at the Red Lodge Clay Center this weekend. Out of town potters coming to stay with me.  Matthew Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama from Alfred, NY. Nice community asset!

     

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    2. oldlady

      oldlady

      how deep is the snow?

    3. S. Dean

      S. Dean

      Hoping for some rain today to wash away the yellow snow (pollen) that's covering everything in central NC right now.  Azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom - daffodils and lily magnolia blooms are a distant memory.  Although expecting a low of 34F tonight.......

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      depends where. drifts are3-4'. got about 3" then 8" last week.

      m

  9. just checking to see where you are. Great falls was colder than here 27 F right now. Yesterday it was 45 and the day before with snow was 9-12 F 3 inches but disappeared by afternoon.

     

    1. Denice

      Denice

      It's also cold in KS suppose to get down to 21 to night, the snow missed us, stayed north of us in Nebraska.  Denice

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      our high Sunday was 12.

       

  10. snow, snow snow! this weeks weather forecast. Need to shoveling my way to the kiln shed to unload a bisque.

     

    1. Viking Potter

      Viking Potter

      Yep, one inch on the ground, 3 to 5 inches forecast.  March madness and April Fools have a different meaning around here this year.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      12-20 in our forecast by Tues.. Used the snowblower for the current 4-6 on the ground. By the time I was done, you could hardly tell. I could open the door to the kiln shed. Will shovel again when its cool enough to unload. It was at 690 F.

       

  11. you beat me, Pres. I stayed over at a friend's in Billings. Doing laundry today. Had a great time hanging out with you and the others. Also caught Spring's very personal talk on her own educational experiences from travelingl. It was great to meet her in person.

     

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Both of your friends were fun also, I hope the one is well on her way to recovery. Great seeing you once again. I can post pictures later on this week.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      feeling overwhelmed with all I need to do soon. Must find a warm day to fire obvara for a show due May 6. need to make the brew 3 days ahead. Starting to panic but much of the snow has melted.

  12. Leaving for NCECA early to visit my husband of the East Coast before going to Pittsburgh. Giving shoveling snow a rest.

     

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      Will be out for a while . . . pre bowling for Fri. league. I have to check on time for ICAN board meeting on Wednesday, just remembered. Will let you know.

       

       

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Do you have a cell phone?  Russel may need to register Wed morning before we go get the car.

    4. Pres

      Pres

      Cell #814-312-1403

  13. Snowy Saturday. A gallery owner is coming by this afternoon after skiing with his family.

     

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      That sounds nice. Snowy here too.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      it was a good meeting. Very professional and positive about promoting artists.

       

  14. you can lead a horse to water but...

     

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      A wise observation--what provoked you to make said observation, if you care to elaborate.  

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      ... you can't protect it from the alligators?

  15.  of snow over night and really coming down ...stll. Dog won't go out even on a shoveled path. Glad my studio is attached to house.

  16. fired my test kiln yesterday. Loaded at 23 degrees, went down to -6 overnight. Not in a heated shed. That little kiln is 20+ years old. Only replaced a switch on it over this time. I have a spare element in case I need it. It just has a cone sitter and timer. Its a Crucible from Seattle pottery.

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      just started firing tonight. Thought tomorrow was going to be nice. Wrong. Wind and snow. So while it is nice today, I got it loaded and firing. Should be done turning it up by 9...my bedtime.  Timer and cone setter should take care of the rest. I'll check it about 5 am. 

      Firing espresso cups for Matt to take back to DC, mugs for a friend and tea bowls for another friend. The back to show pieces.

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Will be glad when winter is over. 

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      there was a really strong wind last night as well as my motion detector light on the kiln shed going on and off. Checked the kiln at midnight. It was off. Shut off security light and went back to sleep.

      Will unload after I walk the dog.

       

  17. worked in the studio after finishing taxes this week. Preparing for the 3rd annual Ceramics Invitational at the Radius Gallery in Missoula in May.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Oh boy; the fun stuff.

    2. terrim8

      terrim8

      ahhhhh- don't say taxes - its a dirty word!

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      my husband is coming home next week so we can take them to an accountant. So we have the move and setting up my studio plus his living expenses in Alexandria. Pretty complex.

      But I've done what I can without all the forms yet to come in.

      M

  18. snow storm yesterday and today. I will quit shoveling until it stops except for  path for my dog.

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      since  Sept. over 40"

      yesterday 2, today 6"

    3. Denice

      Denice

      I can't even imagine that much snow,  we had 12 inches of snow when I was a teenager and it shut the whole town down.    My mom sent me  to the grocery store to stalk up on groceries and all of the stores were close,  I saw a city bus slide around the corner and tip over so they cancel bus service.  It took about three days before the city was open for business.   Denice

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I live in a ski resort.

       

  19. must go shovel driveway and patio. home maintenance chores.

     

     

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      I must go do something to, just as soon as I remember what it was. Lol

    2. terrim8

      terrim8

      Fresh air! Lately I've been on the same page as glazenerd though...

       

  20. fired a few more saggar pieces yesterday. Waiting for the snow to return. The accumulated snow in the north yard ranges from 1 ft. to 3 ft. but the patio is clear and where I have my kiln right now.  It is nice to be able to watch the pyrometer while cooking dinner.

     

     

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      Much like last Winter, we have been lacking with the snow.  Last February, my wife and I expected to have to drive to the hospital, in a blizzard, while she was in labor.  Instead, it was in the 70s that week...  Thus far, this Winter we have had some accumulating snow, but after numerous days above freezing, it is all but gone.

      Weird weather...

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I spent 2 hours today chopping ice off the driveway. Snow is melting and freezing.We've had a total of about 40 inches this year. Where shoveled off the pavement dries. I have my kiln on the patio covered with a big metal basin over a plastic wrap. 

       

  21. hydrated some 300 pounds porcelain yesterday, Threw previously rehydrated porcelain in the afternoon. comfortable temps in the studio. Good work day.

     

  22. firing saggers today while it is sunny and little wind. 27 F  no freezing on my little propane tanks.
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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Looks like it was just hewn and polished, fresh from the quarry. One of the more exceptional examples of minimalism I have seen. Well done!

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Thanks.

      I love seeing what happens with various things like grasses and seaweed.

      Marcia

       

    4. Denice

      Denice

      I just want to reach through the screen and touch them.  Great job  Denice

  23. firing saggers today while it is sunny and little wind. 27 F

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

  25. 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.

       

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