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#1 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:16 AM

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.
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#2 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

Hi Marcia, happy firing! I wish you all best of luck with the weather and also with the objects. Will you post pictures of the firing and of the result?

 

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#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:22 PM

The day was amazing! Lots of firings. The pit firing with Sumi Von Dassow gets unloaded tomorrow. Horse hair feathers and then Obvara all went well. Not much wind early in the day. Foil firings with Ken Turner went well too.Attached File  image.jpg   177.6KB   2 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   176.24KB   3 downloads

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:06 PM

Marcia,

Glad it went well the pots in the pictures are amazing can hardly wait to see more!

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#5 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

Congrats! The pieces are looking beautiful. So glad all went well. We all wait to see the kiln pieces of Sumi's.

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:43 PM

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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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:10 PM

Simply fabulous! Thank you for posting the pictures.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:13 PM

More pitures please. Many of us are living vicariously through you and many of us are visual learners

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:16 PM

Thanks for sharing the photos - those Obvara pieces are just too cool! 

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:19 PM

Here are some Obvara with smooth surfaces that seem to make lichen patterns...from the participants. I am firing more tomorrow in Ohio.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

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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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:16 AM

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



#13 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:19 AM

Great pictures, beautiful pieces! Thank you Marcia. Are you doing a DVD in Ohio?

 

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#14 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:10 PM

Yes on alternative firing methods.
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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:04 AM


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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