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Marcia Selsor

fired two days of obvara and one of saggar in the past 4 days. Hope to do Raku Wed.
Yesterday, 05:59 PM
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Marcia Selsor

fired my new raku kiln today for Obvara. whew, took it slow to 1650 and then started pulling the pieces. I usually have help for the lid on and off. Fired 13 pieces tumble stacked. I am beat. Dripping in this heat. drinking lots of water.
Jul 22 2016 11:01 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Monterrey, MX is 200 miles from my house in Brownsville Tx. I think it is more likely the chemicals from factories in Matamoros.

    Jul 23 2016 04:39 PM
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    glazenerd
    I think what JT said is right: you have a highly acid environment. Sulfur/ salt, and God knows what else. Time to move.
    Jul 23 2016 06:15 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I couldn't agree more.

    Jul 23 2016 07:25 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Obvara will be ready on Friday. May have to do a pre-dawn firing to avoid meltdown..of me!
Jul 21 2016 08:13 AM
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Marcia Selsor

glazing espresso cups today and then preparing raku slabs for glazing. Glazing is one of my least favorite things to do.
Jul 20 2016 07:16 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    yes. I think that is why I've gone to terra sig lately.

    Jul 20 2016 08:26 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    I'm with you, Marcia. I have to force myself to get glazing done.
    Jul 20 2016 11:07 AM
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    glazenerd
    Guess I am the oddball: I have a very old brent whell out there I have turned on 3-4 times. Watching a wheel spin does not excite me.
    Jul 20 2016 03:17 PM
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Marcia Selsor

my big oval is really well insulated. Took over 30 hours for the bisque to cool. but the fan was running and it comes on at 120 F.
Jul 16 2016 11:19 AM
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    terrim8
    so much nicer to fire in the winter, especially if its snowing outside & you can sit in the kiln shed with a nice cup of coffee!

    Jul 16 2016 09:06 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    agree totally!

    Jul 17 2016 10:58 AM
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    glazenerd
    My 6.5 top loader is custom built 3" brick and 2" fiber. Anymore I just turn it off when done firing and check it two days later.
    Jul 18 2016 11:21 PM
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Marcia Selsor

my big oval is really well insulated. Took over 30 hours for the bisque to cool.
Jul 16 2016 11:18 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Fired bisque with slabs and tiles for raku. I need to fire before going back to Montana. Hope it will get cooler. Lows overnight are still in the 80s. May be doing night raku firings.
Jul 15 2016 05:53 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Love Montana. Didn't settle on the house in question, but we're going back together in a few weeks.
Jul 14 2016 07:21 AM
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Marcia Selsor

leaving tomorrow at 5 am to check out a potential retirement home in Montana for my husband and me. Studio space, kiln space and mountains! My friends have me covered for p/u at airport, drive to town, stay with friends. I love Montana!
Jul 09 2016 07:42 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    It is too hot here. Can't function in this extreme heat. Nothing like a blast of cold to invigorate!

    Jul 10 2016 10:58 AM
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    Mark C.
    I just did the math and Billings is almost 1300,00 miles from me about the same as Tempe AZ .Its just a long ways-I always thought about a summer art show there
    Jul 11 2016 10:17 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    What? And give up all this South Texas weather.
    Jul 11 2016 10:10 PM
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Marcia Selsor

I 'have new favorite throwing clay..nara 5. I'll have see will fire well alternative firing techniques as well as with glazes. loved working with this weekend.'.
Jul 05 2016 08:44 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Can we buy this too in Europe? What would be an equivalent?
    Jul 06 2016 05:26 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I can't say Evelyne. I notice that each porcelain has its own response to crackling surfaces. You'd have to experiment.
    Jul 06 2016 09:19 AM
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    Roberta12
    Marcia, have you thrown some of your large forms with the Nara5?

    Jul 07 2016 02:42 PM
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Marcia Selsor

I 'have new favorite throwing clay..nara have see will fire well alternative firing techniques and with clays. loved working with this weekend..
Jul 05 2016 08:43 AM
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Marcia Selsor

slow day on the forum. Guess people are going on holiday.
Jun 30 2016 06:45 PM
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    Joseph Fireborn
    welp. did my grilling for the holiday. yum yum.
    Jul 02 2016 05:13 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Went shopping today and I felt like I was grilled. If you like grilling and being grilled approximately 8 to 10 months a years, then South Texas is the place to be. It doesn't get cold for long here.
    Jul 02 2016 05:30 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I think our last frost lasted 3-4 hours.-several years ago.

    Jul 04 2016 09:01 PM
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Marcia Selsor

no. 100+ today til Tues. Began today fixing a leak in the bathroom sink by replacing a hose. Then studio.
Jun 30 2016 06:41 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    no. 100+ today til Tues. Began today fixing a leak in the bathroom sink. Then studio.
    Jun 30 2016 06:43 PM
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Marcia Selsor

slow day on the forum. I have done more messaging today than ever before.
Jun 30 2016 05:25 PM
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    Joseph Fireborn
    Yea I guess people are going on holiday. I am firing the final celadon test tonight before I mix my 10gal bucket tomorrow and get listings back up and start taking pots to local places that want my work. so much to do. did you ever get to fire or did heat beat you today?
    Jun 30 2016 05:47 PM
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Marcia Selsor

The weatherman's muggy meter is up there this week. I'd really like to do some firings but it is too hot. Now working on obligations to requests.
Jun 30 2016 08:35 AM