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Marcia Selsor

Alternative Firing Conference

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I am at the conference in Minneapolis. Interesting group with some common aesthetics. we start firings today. Sumi van dassow has a large pit prepared and will be using an 8ft manifold with a blower. She'll be burning combinations of corn husks, manure/sawdust, coffee grounds. Ken Turner is doing foil saggars.

I am firing Obvara and also horse hair for some fast results for participants.

Should be an exciting day if the weather behaves.

Marcia

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The second day was a real firing fest. We figure in all we fired about 350 pots. I fired about 6 loads of feathers and horse hair, and 5 of Obvara. Then ken' class took over the raku kilns plus another kiln David put together during his kiln combustion presentation. They fired at least 9 loads. But I lost count. Sumi opened the pit firing at noon. great pieces. great day firing.

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Marcia,

 

Thanks for your recent photos, they look great.

 

I notice that both the bowl and mug have a deep white ring at the mouth, which I have not

noticed in previous Obvara images. Did you use some special dipping technique, such as

only dipping the lower outside of the pots?

 

Regards, Peter

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Marcia,the people dipping the pots only dipped them partially. Simple.

Marcia

 

Thanks for your recent photos, they look great.

 

I notice that both the bowl and mug have a deep white ring at the mouth, which I have not

noticed in previous Obvara images. Did you use some special dipping technique, such as

only dipping the lower outside of the pots?

 

Regards, Peter

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the people dipping the pots only dipped them partially. Simple.

Marcia

 

Thanks for your recent photos, they look great.

 

I notice that both the bowl and mug have a deep white ring at the mouth, which I have not

noticed in previous Obvara images. Did you use some special dipping technique, such as

only dipping the lower outside of the pots?

 

Regards, Peter

 

 

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