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Marcia Selsor

A day off from the wood firing.Demos tomorrow by Trey Hill and my old friend, Josh DeWeeswe. Then unload and Clean up Monday.
Apr 14 2017 08:39 AM
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Marcia Selsor

resting after the wood firing and before demos by Trey Hill of U of Montana and my old friend, Josh DeWeese of Montana State. Love being back in Montana
Apr 14 2017 08:36 AM
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Pres

Pkqw: Week 3 is posted. Week 2 answers are up also.
Apr 12 2017 06:11 PM
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    Pres
    Thanks, I hope to improve as I go. A good OCR is helpful.
    Apr 12 2017 07:07 PM
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    RonSa
    Yes, even through I haven't answered any yet I'm enjoying them too.
    Apr 13 2017 07:35 AM
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    Pres
    Good to hear.
    Apr 13 2017 07:59 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Long day yesterday. Shifts for firing began at 9 pm. Great crew firing the kiln. Should be a good productive way to spend a few days firing the kiln.
Apr 12 2017 08:36 AM
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    karenkstudio
    As someone who has to go-it-alone, I envy anyone who has a crew or community that comes together for any clay activity.
    Apr 13 2017 08:08 AM
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yappystudent

Second pottery class tonight. Saw a raku firing done for the first time. Threw another pot, started a hand-built berry bowl and sig stamp. got to show off a couple of my self-made jewelery molds. Glazed my things for raku firing next week. Fun times.
Apr 11 2017 11:57 PM
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Marcia Selsor

we start loading the train kiln today. Snowed last night. Bringing a pot of lentil soup for lunch for the crew.
Apr 11 2017 07:01 AM
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    glazenerd
    So how long will the fires be stoked?
    Apr 12 2017 06:40 AM
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Mark C.

Two glaze loads packed up some for me some for galleries-dropped them off today.
Apr 10 2017 08:50 PM
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    glazenerd
    The country thanks you for adding to our national GDP>
    Apr 12 2017 06:41 AM
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    Mark C.
    I think my tax money paid for a round of golf for the pres
    Apr 12 2017 10:19 AM
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alabama

Bought two more books today...got my own copy of Traditional Pottery of Papua New Guinea and ceramics:A world guide to traditional techniques, which I haven't read! I read TP of Papua NG about 30 years ago.....
Apr 10 2017 06:33 PM
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    glazenerd
    Such announcements require pictures of the end product.
    Apr 12 2017 06:48 AM
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    alabama
    I did a senior research project in college identifying 36 methods of decorating primitive pottery and making an example of each one. So this new book should have examples of modern pottery I guess!!! We'll see. The book should be here in a couple of days!
    Apr 14 2017 11:33 PM
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Marcia Selsor

tis is a first for me, Threw in the morning trimmed in the afternoon and loaded that evening. Had to get the firing done. Lost three pieces out of about 50. But now I have enough to fill my allotted amount for the up coming wood firing. So happy to be getting some finished pieces soon. It has been a while since I broke down my studio in Nov.The electricity was connected to my kiln shed last Thurs. All kilns are functioning after their 1780 mile journey north.
Apr 09 2017 10:10 PM
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    Pres
    Lots of fans, rotation of pieces, slow bisque.

    Apr 10 2017 06:39 AM
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    glazenerd
    Happy Cone 11-12 wood firing. Pics later please.
    Apr 10 2017 07:04 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    It was porcelain. Babu. I didn't like throwing it but the handles were good. and didn't crack. Very forgiving but I like Colemen better.

    Apr 10 2017 07:45 AM
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Mark C.

two glaze fires cooling for a few days
Apr 09 2017 11:03 AM
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glazenerd

Maybe (just maybe) I have found the magic bulltet: 3 days after throwing, my porcelain test body still had enough moisture left to trim easily.
Apr 08 2017 11:28 PM
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    MatthewV
    Until the weather changes :-)
    Apr 09 2017 01:10 AM
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    glazenerd
    Climate controlled space: there is no weather.
    Apr 09 2017 07:02 AM
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    Joseph F
    thats even more impressive since CC usually dries clay faster because it removes humidity.
    Apr 09 2017 07:42 AM
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Joe_L

I donated some pots to a raffle and there were several murmurs of excitement from friends. One even came up and bought a bowl that was't in the raffle - my first ever actual sale.
Apr 07 2017 05:51 AM
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    oldlady
    hope you kept a picture of it!
    Apr 08 2017 08:25 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Excellent!!! Congratulations!
    Apr 08 2017 12:34 PM
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    glazenerd
    Bravo. In the States it is customary to frame the first dollar from your first sale.
    Apr 08 2017 11:29 PM
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dolly

Hi there what would be the best clay for ovenware I have E S original ES/55 stoneware would this clay be ok to withstand the heat in the oven, also I have CWE earthenware which I'm not using it fires too 1160c could I treat this as a mid temperature clay and would it be vitrified
Apr 06 2017 04:44 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    this section is for "status" Ask technical questions under topics, like Clay and Glazes.Helps keeping topics searchable. Also, for clay types, many will not know ES ES 55 . Best to specify company source and a chemical breakdown if available. Earthenware is not a midrange clay.

    Apr 06 2017 08:26 AM
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yappystudent

Started a short (1 month only) pottery class last night. Touched a wheel for the first time in 8 years. Given my past experiences I think I was a trooper. Made a pot-thing sort of then ran out of time. Hand built a couple more. It was very mellow. Long drive there/back. To my surprise we'll be given KEYS TO THE STUDIO and can come in and basically do 'lab' work unsupervised any time there isn't another class on. This is a fully equipped college pottery room and I'm delight...
Apr 05 2017 07:28 PM
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    Pres
    Excellent, where do I have to drive to?
    Apr 05 2017 09:14 PM
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    Roberta12
    Wonderful! Enjoy!
    Apr 05 2017 09:47 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Ooooh how cool!
    Apr 08 2017 12:38 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Fired my first bisque in Red Lodge last night. After several different delays due to online missing attachments on both sides, myself and the electric company, I finally have power to the kilns, Just in time to prepare for next week's wood firing with the Red Lodge clay Center.
Apr 05 2017 09:50 AM
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    terrim8
    Have fun!




    Apr 06 2017 11:24 AM