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LeeU

Doing the last of the glazing for my next kiln load. Always exciting to begin to do another one-very grateful for getting back into art.
Jan 30 2017 08:06 PM
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Marcia Selsor

I mixed clay today! Picked up dry clays about 11, did errands, and started mixing about 1 pm while the sun was warm . Cold front is coming in tonight. Beat it! So happy. Mixed about 270 pounds wet. That should be a good start. This batch is for making new saggers. I didn't bring many with me. My birthday is Wed. so I can celebrate by doing some throwing. Kilns will be getting wired in Mid- February.
Jan 30 2017 06:02 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    they are for my low temp. I will bisque to 08 and fire with pots to the same.

    Feb 01 2017 01:34 PM
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    glazenerd
    Happy Birthday!!
    Feb 03 2017 08:25 AM
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    Denice
    Nothing better than working in your new cozy studio while the winter blasts away outside your door. Happy Birthday.
    Feb 03 2017 09:28 AM
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Marcia Selsor

I mixed clay today! Picked up dry clays about 11, did errands, and started mixing about 1 pm while the sun was warm . Cold front is coming in tonight. Beat it! So happy.
Jan 30 2017 05:58 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Love being in Montana. Day break is beautiful when the sun first hits the tops of the mountains. Picking up dry clay today in town (how lucky to be near a supplier) then wet clay on Friday at Archie Bray in Helena. Getting closer to operating.
Jan 30 2017 10:29 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Love being in Montana. Day break is beautiful when the sun first hits the tops of the mountains. Picking up dry clay today in town (how lucky to be near a supplier) then wet clay on friday in Helena. Getting closer to operating.
Jan 30 2017 10:28 AM
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Marcia Selsor

picking up clay tomorrow. Wish I could have picked it up yesterday and mixed it today in a balmy 51 F.
Jan 29 2017 09:23 PM
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    Roberta12
    Where are you getting your clay these days?
    Jan 29 2017 10:17 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I am picking enough up for a batch of raku from the red Lodge Clay Center. However, it seems to be 25% higher than the Bray prices. And they don't publish their prices. They said they don't publish them because they are so low. Not the case.

    Jan 29 2017 10:35 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I am going to be in Helena at the Bray on friday and will pick up more there.

    Jan 29 2017 10:36 PM
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Pres

Another day of the Adult Ceramics class. Regular teacher could not be there, so I had another art teacher as the teacher while I assisted. Demonstrated a 3lb bowl first then a 15lb with elbow open up. Lots of fun. Will keep the for door prizes.
Jan 28 2017 06:46 PM
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    glazenerd
    Sounds like you enjoyed it more than the students- a good thing.
    Jan 28 2017 08:57 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Your students are so fortunate to have you at the helm.
    Jan 30 2017 10:13 PM
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Mark C.

fired 1st glaze fire last week in small kiln-today is unload large kiln bisque-packing for foreign trip some as well
Jan 28 2017 12:29 PM
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    Mark C.
    Dive trips and underwater photo=lots of gear-I like traveling light and this is not that
    Jan 28 2017 04:51 PM
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    glazenerd
    pics- both above and under water please.
    Jan 28 2017 08:57 PM
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    Mark C.
    10 flights on this trip-one is 15 hours 45 minutes-Singapore to SFO
    Jan 29 2017 03:42 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Today is work on taxes day, clean house, flatten boxes for storage and take things to recycling, groceries on the way home. Would love to put up shelves and install another heat panel this weekend.
Jan 28 2017 10:34 AM
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    Denice
    At least your keeping on track. I caught my husbands head cold and it turned into a ear infection. All I do is sleep.
    Jan 28 2017 03:01 PM
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Marcia Selsor

perils of moving into a used house. It took 3 city water dept. guys 2 hours to find the turn off valve for the water system as a pipe was leaking from being frozen. They found the meter and the turn off valve behind a built in structure in the basement. So much for working on organizing the studio. Plumber comes tomorrow. One guy was the former mayor.
Jan 25 2017 10:32 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Oy. :( Well the studio will come. Glad you found it in the end!!

    Jan 26 2017 01:43 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    enjoying solving problems of arranging chemicals today. Removed a shelf under a counter and can store all the large chemical bins that are here and not in Tx.

    Jan 26 2017 04:47 PM
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    glazenerd
    Potters are use to unexpected errors.
    Jan 26 2017 11:01 PM
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Marcia Selsor

perils of moving into a used house. It took 3 city water dept. guys 2 hours to find the turn off valve for the water system as a pipe was leaking from being frozen. They found the meter and the turn off valve behind a built in structure in the basement. So much for working on organizing the studio. Plumber comes tomorrow.
Jan 25 2017 10:31 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Got my slab roller together this evening. Lots of snow to shovel this morning..5"
Jan 24 2017 10:00 PM
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    terrim8
    strong arm exercises- don't use your back.
    Jan 25 2017 07:21 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    yeah, my arms ar sore today.

    Jan 25 2017 08:03 PM
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LeeU

I tookout my URL for now because I am moving my web site and don't want to put a prolonged "under construction" thing out there.
Jan 23 2017 08:26 PM
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    glazenerd
    I had an URL once, but the meds the doc gave me cured it.
    Jan 27 2017 01:58 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Back to work in the studio. Still recovering from sore throat and cough.
Jan 23 2017 11:17 AM
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    glazenerd
    Had the winter cough spells myself. I have been working outside though: which does not help.
    Jan 23 2017 11:54 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I know. Just shoveled 5 inches of snow off the sidewalk and driveway.

    Jan 24 2017 11:59 AM
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JohnnyK

It's 7AM; 1080 deg F on my first kiln firing in more than 4 years and the first ever ^04 bisque/glaze firing with my new Orton digital controller...The first 2 hours were a real disappointment when i saw the TCL message on the controller. The kiln didn't fire. I had ultimately realized that I hadn't pushed the reset button on the kiln sitter. Pushed the button and the kiln came to life!The firing took 12Hrs 18 min, but only reached 1941 degrees which is about halfway between ^...
Jan 23 2017 10:28 AM
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    Celia UK
    I remember that 'forgot to push the reset button' moment too. Such a relief when you realise it's nothing major. Hope all ends well.
    Jan 26 2017 08:56 AM
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    Celia UK
    Worse than this, today I forgot to put the thermocouple in the peephole (a retrofitted one) & set the kiln for a bisque firing. 2 1/2 hrs later heard error message beeping! It had reached 500oC! Reset programmer thinking it would continue from 500oC without noticing the programmer said it was in the first segment, when actually near end of 2nd one! Spotted this 3 hrs later by which time temp was down to 220oC. Moved program on to 2nd segment and now keeping my fingers crossed...
    Jan 26 2017 04:56 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Sweet

    Jan 27 2017 10:03 PM