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Marcia Selsor    1,301

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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Marcia Selsor    1,301

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.post-1954-0-90831500-1381616438_thumb.jpgpost-1954-0-39531900-1381616480_thumb.jpg

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Pugaboo    438

Marcia,

 

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

 

Terry

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

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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jrgpots    231

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

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

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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PeterH    87

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 Selsor    1,301

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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Marcia Selsor    1,301

post-1954-0-74867300-1382136004_thumb.jpgpost-1954-0-50518200-1382135710_thumb.jpgpost-1954-0-27339200-1382135720_thumb.jpgpost-1954-0-97778300-1382135726_thumb.jpgI have some new pictures from the past weekend Alternative firing conference.There are participants pulling the pots from the kilns.

Marcia

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

 

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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