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#1 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:44 AM

I have been busy with these! The group made me think of multicolored stones.I am using old and new chemicals for these. Some of the chemicals have been with me since 1972. They were old then..donated to me from the Chemistry dept.at Southern Illinois University.The little brown glass jars have old labels that look like they are from the 30s. One is a cardboard cylinder.

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#2 Chris Campbell

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:14 AM

Great work Marcia.
Does each piece have to be fired in its own sagar or do you combine them by color profile?

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#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

Most are fired in individual sag gars unless I can fit 2 small one in a tall saggar. The colors are coming from types of copper and cobalt with calcium Chloride, Epsom salts, and salt for volatile agents.
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One of the sag gars had 2 small pots.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 01:11 PM

Beautiful surfaces on very nice bulbous forms.  Great job.


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#5 Bob Coyle

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:30 PM

So cool! Are some of those pots horse hair treated or are the marks copper wire or chemically treated string?



#6 Marc McMillan

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:56 PM

Lovely Marcia.beautiful shine and marks.
I'm envious.
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#7 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:28 PM

No horse hair. Copper wire and bronze wool, different copper sources like copper nitrate, cobalt sulphate. Epsom salts, calcium chloride for the saggar firings. The foil saggars are different using copper courses, strontium, muriatic acid, tungsten, cobalt , copper, and nickel chlorides, etc...nasty things but in small quantities.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:14 AM

Very nice, now sell, sell, sell!   Denice



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:45 AM

I love your work, so inspiring.
Guess I need to make some saggers & try this method.
Pottery methods are timeless.
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#10 Pugaboo

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:16 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe the colors, the shapes, the magic of chemistry!

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:02 PM

Very nice Marcia, someday hope to see your work in person.

 

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#12 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:48 PM

green and speechless of envie  :) 

 

They are so beautiful Marcia!!


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#13 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

I love your work, so inspiring.
Guess I need to make some saggers & try this method.
Pottery methods are timeless.
Joy

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Pottery methods are infinite too!
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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:56 AM

oooh, aaaaaah, so beautiful, just love the colours, sheen and the effects of wire and wool.

Nice way to end my week of bookwork.

Thank you.







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