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Marcia Selsor

Member Since 16 May 2010
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#95530 Critter Spray Gun And Air Compressor

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 09 November 2015 - 02:37 AM

i have an EZ sprayer very similar to the critter. iT uses 25 lbs. pressure on my old Powerpal from Sears. tHey don't make them anymore, but that is the capacity you would need. 25-30 lbs.Marcia

#95263 Qotw: How Do You Stay Creative

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 04 November 2015 - 08:45 AM

I like to go away from my studio and out of my comfort zone, and really explore my head as well as new places. I love the opportunity a residency provides for these reasons. I am on my way to Rome for 6 weeks of focus!


#95045 Visiting The U.s.

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 31 October 2015 - 01:32 PM

Trax Gallery in Oakland near San Francisco I believe.

#94620 Chris Campbell On Today's Ceramics Art Daily!

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 21 October 2015 - 04:27 PM

I check what's up on CAD regularly. Today was a pleasant surprise to see Chris Campbells beautiful colored porcelain creations. Check it out to see how she does it. Remember CAD is a great resource right here. (upper left hand link in the green header) Nice article, Chris!



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#94217 Slab Building Thickness

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 14 October 2015 - 03:41 PM

3/8" sounds about right for that size. When I make slabs for bird bath stems and the bowls, I use 1/2-5/8" 

The thickness needs to increase and the size of the form increases. It also depends on the type of clay and the forming process.And also depends on the structural reinforcement.




#94189 How Does One Create Your Own Glaze Colours?

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 14 October 2015 - 05:26 AM

You need to add colorants to a base glaze usually for stains in the 1-15 percent. So you need a dry glaze, a scale, and some stains. 

Here is a link to the Ceramic Arts Daily Resources accessible from here by going to the upper left had corner.

You can search for help by topics if you scroll down the page.




There was a great article in Ceramics Monthly years ago by Mizuno about his pastel colors with stains. I think he used .5 to 25% depending on the intensity. The glaze recipe was for Mizuno clear.^6  I think it made it to one of the books on electric kiln firing. His piece was on the cover.

Other good resources are Richard Zakin's book on Electric kilns, Hesselberth and Roy's mastering ^6 Glazes, and John Britt's book on Mid Range glazes. Also Lana Wilson's book. She uses more right -brained approach to glazing. And yes it takes lots of testing. 



#94155 What Do You Call Those Heavy Pots?

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 13 October 2015 - 12:26 PM

Door stoppers

#94135 Anyone Have Some Interesting Stories From This Holiday Sales Season?

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 13 October 2015 - 06:47 AM

I was reading Guinea's thread about cleaning pots and remembered a story Kurt Weiser told me about the Mother's Day sale at Archie Bray back in the 80s. There were many potters and pots all over the place and someone purchased a pot. Took it home and washed it in the dishwasher. It  disappeared. Evidently, they had picked up and unfired piece. 



#93929 Horse Hair Firing

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 08 October 2015 - 07:53 AM

I use horse hair and or feathers on burnished Terra sig bisqued to 09 or 08. I fire them up to 1100 in a raku kiln , remove and roll over the horse hair or feathers.

#93863 Does Anyone Have A Good Cv How To?

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 07 October 2015 - 01:22 AM

Google Julie Galloway's field guide for ceramic artist... May not be the exact title , but she wrote it for student entering the field professionally.

#93565 Help With Oxide Colour

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 01 October 2015 - 06:20 AM

Cobalt is very strong. Be careful to get it only where you want it.


#93517 Ceramic Sculpture?

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 30 September 2015 - 12:20 PM

Mary Susan Cate will be hosting a sculpting horses workshop. You can find her on Potters Network on Facebook or google her. She makes amazing ceramics sculpture.



#93486 Where Can I Get Molds Made For Slipcasting?

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 30 September 2015 - 09:17 AM

look in some of the ceramics magazines. There are mold makers advertising.


#93472 New Book About A Porcelain Obsession

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 30 September 2015 - 06:14 AM

He is one of my clay heroes.


#93151 Artsy Babble Translation Please

Posted by Marcia Selsor on 24 September 2015 - 05:50 AM

Seriously, when an artist stands before an audience to explain their work, it really helps if they can do it for all to understand. I just watched a video of an artist's talk at a museum. It was brilliantly clear and illustrated with examples of the work. It was a mature artist and not full of art babble.

I appreciate these kind of representations directly from creative people. I recently juried a show and the museum curator said she always has some great pieces get rejected and can't understand why. She said she didn't see that in my jurying. At the opening I had to give a talk about the work. I think it went well. It was an all ceramic show.