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Kudos To Marcia For Her Article In Sept/oct 14, Pottery Making

low temp firing surface texture Obvara

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#1 Pres


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:52 PM

I just finished my preliminary peruse of the latest Pottery Making Magazine. The article by Marcia Selsor was an excellent introduction to the Obvara process. Excellent pictures of pots with close ups of textures. A nice, but brief historical background, and a summary of the process.  Thanks for your contribution Marcia, great work!

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#2 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

Thanks, Pres!
PC sent out a clip to members of the Obvara firing process from the new dvd about expanding the potential of a raku kiln.It is a good real time demo of the content of the article. The web link to others doing obvara are missing.
here they are:

Do I really sound like that?

Thanks again for the pat on the back.

Marcia Selsor, Professor Emerita,Montana State University-Billings

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

And now Marcia's DVD and video download are officially available.


Here is a sneak peek at a free clip of her DVD that will be emailed out tomorrow:




It's really pretty fascinating to watch these pieces change so quickly!



#4 Benzine


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

Great work Marcia.


Nice video snippet.  I love the work, as usual.  

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#5 Up in Smoke Pottery

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:54 AM

Great article and snippet.  Thanks again for including us.




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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:29 PM

Hey a leftie!!!

Great video clip. Thanks for that, it looks a fun process, next lifetime! Trying to stay focussed.

#7 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 07:01 AM

I bought the video download and I already watched the video 4x. Marcia, yes Pres is right, Kudos to you!! Thank you for keeping ancient firing techniques alive. Hugs!


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:04 AM

aaaahhhh!   now we get to see what all this strange stuff is about.  thanks, marcia.

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