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Marcia Selsor

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Marcia Selsor

posted some of my favorites from the firings of the past week in the heatwave. Very happy with these results. they are in my gallery. July 2016
Jul 27 2016 09:16 PM
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    glazenerd
    Posted a comment on one piece. I think I might know why you like this firing technique. Like crystalline, you get what the kiln gives you.
    Jul 27 2016 11:09 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Thank you both. I enjoy playing with seaweed, copper wool, and chips of hard wood in with the sawdust.

    Jul 28 2016 06:25 AM
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    Whow! Humbling! Inspiring!
    Jul 28 2016 09:29 PM
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firing saggars today. Will try to get raku slabs and tile glazed tomorrow.
Jul 26 2016 01:14 PM
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fired two days of obvara and one of saggar in the past 4 days. Hope to do Raku Wed.
Jul 25 2016 05:59 PM
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fired my new raku kiln today for Obvara. whew, took it slow to 1650 and then started pulling the pieces. I usually have help for the lid on and off. Fired 13 pieces tumble stacked. I am beat. Dripping in this heat. drinking lots of water.
Jul 22 2016 11:01 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Monterrey, MX is 200 miles from my house in Brownsville Tx. I think it is more likely the chemicals from factories in Matamoros.

    Jul 23 2016 04:39 PM
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    glazenerd
    I think what JT said is right: you have a highly acid environment. Sulfur/ salt, and God knows what else. Time to move.
    Jul 23 2016 06:15 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I couldn't agree more.

    Jul 23 2016 07:25 PM
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Obvara will be ready on Friday. May have to do a pre-dawn firing to avoid meltdown..of me!
Jul 21 2016 08:13 AM
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glazing espresso cups today and then preparing raku slabs for glazing. Glazing is one of my least favorite things to do.
Jul 20 2016 07:16 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    yes. I think that is why I've gone to terra sig lately.

    Jul 20 2016 08:26 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    I'm with you, Marcia. I have to force myself to get glazing done.
    Jul 20 2016 11:07 AM
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    glazenerd
    Guess I am the oddball: I have a very old brent whell out there I have turned on 3-4 times. Watching a wheel spin does not excite me.
    Jul 20 2016 03:17 PM
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my big oval is really well insulated. Took over 30 hours for the bisque to cool. but the fan was running and it comes on at 120 F.
Jul 16 2016 11:19 AM
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    terrim8
    so much nicer to fire in the winter, especially if its snowing outside & you can sit in the kiln shed with a nice cup of coffee!

    Jul 16 2016 09:06 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    agree totally!

    Jul 17 2016 10:58 AM
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    glazenerd
    My 6.5 top loader is custom built 3" brick and 2" fiber. Anymore I just turn it off when done firing and check it two days later.
    Jul 18 2016 11:21 PM
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my big oval is really well insulated. Took over 30 hours for the bisque to cool.
Jul 16 2016 11:18 AM
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Fired bisque with slabs and tiles for raku. I need to fire before going back to Montana. Hope it will get cooler. Lows overnight are still in the 80s. May be doing night raku firings.
Jul 15 2016 05:53 AM
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Love Montana. Didn't settle on the house in question, but we're going back together in a few weeks.
Jul 14 2016 07:21 AM