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Marcia Selsor

foil saggar firing today. It's dry. Hot but no flooding today!
Sep 02 2015 08:10 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Gearing up for a busy Fall. Workshops coming in Sept. Travel with my husband in October, and Rome residency in Nov and Dec. Must ship things this week, do last minute preps for workshops, and finished up some pieces.
Aug 31 2015 07:44 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I love seeing Christmas decorations in different countries. I have a collection of international ornaments. How many people go to hardware stores to shop in Paris? At the Millennium we celebrated Christmas three times because we went to Armenia after celebrating on Dec. 25, then we celebrated on the traditional day in Armenia and then again because of the old calendar in Armenia. They ceremoniously slaughtered sheep for the feast at the churches. Armenia is the oldest Christian country predat...
    Aug 31 2015 03:19 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Have a great time. I bet you won't miss this weather? lol
    Sep 01 2015 02:29 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    no, i won't . Thanks.

    Sep 01 2015 05:38 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Posted some results this weekends firings. Mine were Obvara
Aug 16 2015 09:23 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Great firing all in all. Congrats. I like it that you change shape from round to angled, in spite of the fire likes round forms!
    Aug 17 2015 03:59 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    we didn't lose any raku nor obvara! Despite the temperature we had good firings. My friends just left to go back to Austin.


    Aug 17 2015 08:32 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. 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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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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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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Marcia Selsor

I'll be filling in for Evelyne for QOTW while she is at a workshop in Germany with no internet.
Aug 04 2015 09:23 AM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Ruhroh! This could be dangerous! Just kidding! Looking forward to your QoTW, Marcia. :D
    Aug 04 2015 09:49 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    oh, Amy!

    Aug 04 2015 01:35 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    What would be the danger, Amy?
    Aug 05 2015 07:31 AM
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Marcia Selsor

added pictures to two previous posts. QOTW and throwing thin
Jul 30 2015 01:23 PM
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Marcia Selsor

fast trip to San Antonio to get clay and pick up pieces from a show. Hope is can be a one day trip.
Jul 28 2015 08:36 PM
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Marcia Selsor

cleaned the studio and rolling raku slabs. May fire a bisque tonight.
Jul 28 2015 07:05 AM
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Marcia Selsor

ired my raku finally but one of the glaze not acting right. Wonder if too much humidity could be the reason faulty pyrometer or a mistake in mixing? My pyrometers went crazy last time i was firing.
Jul 24 2015 08:40 AM
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    karenk
    I use commercial raku glazes. The copper glaze gives me the greatest variation in color; from iridescent green to all copper to
    some copper with iridescent other colors which vary according to
    way the light strikes my slab pieces when hung on the wall. I'm not sure why there's such variation.
    Jul 26 2015 01:44 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I like my mixed glazes as well but something went wrong. Last time it was this humid and hot, my pyrometers looked like geiger counters jumping around. I have been mixing my own raku glazes for decades.

    Jul 27 2015 12:34 PM
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Marcia Selsor

fired my raku finally but one of the glaze not acting right. Wonder if too much humidity could be the reason or a mistake in mixing?
Jul 24 2015 06:21 AM
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Marcia Selsor

fired my raku finally but glazes not acting right. Wonder if too much humidity could be the reason?
Jul 24 2015 06:06 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Must put off raku firing until the weather cools down a little.
Jul 21 2015 07:47 AM
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    Benzine
    I've never fired in that cold, nor do I want to. I'd go with too hot though. You don't have to dress in layers.
    Jul 22 2015 04:20 PM
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    Grype
    20 below. woo wee that's cold.
    Jul 22 2015 08:17 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    not in front of the kiln!
    Great colors though.

    Jul 23 2015 02:26 PM