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Marcia Selsor

Mixing Obvara brew today. Looking forward to a weekend of firing with my Clay buddy coming down from Austin. Added a short video to my Obvara page on my website.
Aug 13 2015 09:35 AM
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    Grype
    Post the results. I love looking at your work!
    Aug 14 2015 09:53 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I am going to experiment with the last few pots by adding a colorant but I want to see if it will kill the yeast first.

    Aug 15 2015 06:58 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    jrgpots: that's interesting! Thank you for the tip. Marci, are you going to try this??
    Aug 15 2015 07:55 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Mixing Obvara brew today. Looking forward to a weekend of firing with my Clay buddy coming down from Austin. Promised her time on South Padre IIsland.
Aug 13 2015 08:05 AM
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Grype

Abandoning all my glaze work, and sticking with one glaze. Work harder on improving the aesthetics of my pots in combination with this glaze. Sell pots with this glaze. Once I feel I understand it. I will test until I find another glaze that goes with it, and then repeat.
Aug 11 2015 10:49 AM
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    rayaldridge
    Sounds as if you're taking a smart approach. Lots of folks have said that it's limitations that lead to good work, and they are right. Because clay is such a protean material, it's a little harder to get natural limitations, so they have to be self-imposed.
    Aug 12 2015 12:50 PM
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    Grype
    I like that saying rayaldridge. Self imposed limitations to increase quality of work. Good stuff.
    Aug 12 2015 01:00 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Whatever you do, just keep doing it. It will be nice to see your results. Cool.
    Aug 17 2015 06:53 PM
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Evelyne Schoenmann

Feet in a bucket full of cold water...
Aug 11 2015 10:15 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    We are so not used to this heat! But, woohoo, today, after a thunderstorm, temps got down to 80F.
    Aug 14 2015 10:52 AM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    That's wonderful! You guys never get weather like that... how come you aren't allowed air conditioners? That's dangerous for the elderly in that kind of heat. :(
    Aug 14 2015 11:50 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Guinea: we Swiss want to be the environmentalists of the world. AC is soooo bad for the ozone layer....
    Aug 15 2015 07:57 AM
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High Bridge Pottery

Thermocouple chip collected and wired up with an old thermocouple. I hope this one is a type K. Can't see to find any markings.
Aug 11 2015 10:05 AM
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    Benzine
    You are becoming quite the mad scientist High Bridge!
    Aug 11 2015 08:35 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    It's amazing how easy the stuff works. Spent very little cash and I have a computer reading temperature from the thermocouple. Now the hard part is doing something useful with the data. If I knew how to do it you could make a 13A 240v kiln for like £200
    Aug 12 2015 03:42 AM
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    Grype
    I was thinking about that myself. I need a small test kiln, and it would be really neat to program it all and build it myself. Not sure if it would be worth the effort but it would be a cool project.
    Aug 12 2015 08:23 AM
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GiselleNo5

Back from a trip with my family. I'm staring at a huge pile of suitcases and my hands are literally aching to throw because I had a million amazing ideas while I was away!
Aug 10 2015 11:38 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I'm combining the two shops back into one.
    Aug 11 2015 09:54 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Oh no, Grype, I went to reply and accidentally deleted your comment! I wasn't offended by it. I was going to say, I sell them as fast as I can make them but I've only made nine in the past year. I'm not against raising the price.
    Aug 11 2015 01:03 PM
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    Grype
    Hah. No worries. I have done the same thing as well.
    Aug 14 2015 09:58 PM
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Oliviine

After 12 years, and a month waiting on parts to repair my wheel, I finally got my hands back into clay and threw three good things. Pardon my French, but it felt bloody good. :)
Aug 10 2015 04:09 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    That's a long waiting time! Glad you are pottering again. Have fun!
    Aug 11 2015 10:17 AM
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NFallon

Red letter day yesterday. 25 days from having my knee replaced I was able to go into the studio and throw for a few hours. I'm becoming human again!
Aug 09 2015 01:15 PM
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    Chris Campbell
    Then you must have timed it right! Good times ahead.
    Aug 10 2015 09:30 AM
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    PRankin
    Great news. Good luck.
    Aug 10 2015 09:20 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Congratulations! :D
    Aug 10 2015 11:41 PM
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Marcia Selsor

working in the studio and a drop of 2 degrees for the highs is expected this week My friend is coming to fire with me next weekend.
Aug 09 2015 06:34 AM
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    DirtRoads
    Yeah a cold front is moving through my area too ... only 95 degrees on Wednesday!
    Aug 10 2015 10:13 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Yay, I went to my first craft market today. My wife and I had a great time. There was only about 15 vendors, but I was the only potter. I sold almost everything and even got some commissions. I want to thank you all, for your kindness, acceptance and support. Along with all your great advice I was able to feel confident that I could do this. It wasn't about the money, but it was ok, but just knowing that I have friendships that care about me, makes me a millionair. I couldn't have don...
Aug 08 2015 09:06 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Went to the bone doctor and got a shot in the tunnel. Carpal tunnel, that is, nuk nuk nuk. Feeling better.
Aug 07 2015 07:31 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Thanks Evelyne, it was corticosteroid. No surgery need yet. My PA said it's at an early stage, so will just monitor it for now, with some follow ups. The pains not to bad.
    Aug 08 2015 11:18 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Glad you got some relief.

    Aug 08 2015 03:37 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Thanks Marcia. It still gets numb at times, but the pain has subsided. Amen!
    Aug 08 2015 08:50 PM
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Marcia Selsor

even with the air conditioner on in my studio, the sweat was running into my eyes. Finished trimming and went into the house.
Aug 06 2015 04:34 PM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Marcia and Mark are in Texas, which is literally the frying pan of the USA. I would pretty much die if I lived there, haha! Their summers are routinely 40-45c every year. It's sadly getting that way here in eastern Washington state, too... blech!
    Aug 08 2015 10:52 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    we had a frost once for 4 hours in the ten years we've been here.

    Aug 08 2015 03:32 PM
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    DirtRoads
    We have an excessive heat warning here for the next 2 days. Fortunately my place stays cool. Have you considered adding a swamp cooler? My family uses those in airplane hangers and they work great.
    Aug 09 2015 06:29 AM
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Grype

Cleaned Garage Studio. Needed it. Getting ready to do a lot of glaze work this weekend.
Aug 06 2015 03:29 PM
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    Grype
    Kiln going! Lots of random combinations. Only time will tell when I open that thing up if its terrible or not. Haven't glazed like this in a while.
    Aug 08 2015 10:04 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I'm sure it will be good.
    Aug 09 2015 08:27 PM
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Cavy Fire Studios

Darnit, the heat finally broke (gonna be 80! Yippee!), and I'm stuck cleaning house. It'd be a perfect trimming day, too. I think I'll try and underglaze later on, though. Pics? :)
Aug 05 2015 11:59 AM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Haaaa...well...more like a puff here and there, but I'm tryin'!
    Aug 05 2015 01:41 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    LOL Sounds like me. "I'm going to do all the dishes! All of them! Then clean the WHOLE kitchen. Ooh, goody, telephone!" ;)
    Aug 05 2015 03:39 PM
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    Denice
    Lucky you I heard on the weather we might have a break in the heat in Sept because of El Nino.
    Aug 06 2015 09:18 AM
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Evelyne Schoenmann

Back from a super masterclass with Marc Leuthold and Martin McWilliam in Germany!
Aug 05 2015 07:32 AM
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    Denice
    I hope you came back filled with inspiration.
    Aug 05 2015 09:37 AM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Daß ist so ganz toll. ^_^ Ich hoffe daß Sie sehr viele Spaß hatten. :3
    Aug 05 2015 12:22 PM