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Marcia Selsor

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Las Cruces Alternative Firing Workshop

17 September 2015 - 08:07 AM

I have just returned fro teaching an Alternative Firing workshop in las Cruces, and I am excited to show the successes of the participants. We had a very busy two days of firing.

Loaded the soda kiln with terra cotta pieces and another gas kiln with saggars...some were flower pots with lids from broken kiln shelves. This was an experienced group of passionate potters and happily no injuries or burns. At one point there were more than a dozen Raku reduction containers standing by. Obvara and horse hair and feathers also happened. I demonstrated the sodium silicate crackle technique and latex resist. I will be doing many of the same things at Brackers in a week.

I will post more photos in my gallery. Many thanks to the Las Cruces Potters, Jan Archey and Jessika Edgar at NMSU where we held the workshop.

Pc Members Juried Show

27 August 2015 - 07:44 AM

Deadline for the annual Potters Council Show is coming.

Must be a member of Potters Council to participate.

"Something Old, Something New" is the theme this year. Exhibition will be at NCECA in Kansas City.


Check out the prospectus at



Bracker's Early Bird Special 8/15 For Alternative Firing Wkshp

11 August 2015 - 03:29 PM

Alternative Firing Workshop with Marcia Selsor Sept. 26-27, 2016 Lawrence , KS
Early bird discount is August 15.

demos include latex resist for raku, foil saggar firing, obvara, throwing demonstration on sodium silicate and crackled surface.
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How Often Do You Gear Up For A New Direction Or Experimentation In Your Work?

04 August 2015 - 07:06 AM

How often do you gear up for a new direction or experimentation in your work? Do you buy different clay? Try a new forming method? Decide to commit to sketches you've toyed with?

What do you do?

Marcia (for Evelyne while she is away in Germany)

Alternative Firing Techniques Using A Raku Kiln

19 July 2015 - 08:01 AM

Attached File  rakuhorserainbowsm.jpg   45.86KB   0 downloadsAttached File  redFeatherpotcopytiny.jpg   59.86KB   0 downloadsAttached File  lgfoilfe.jpg   48.47KB   0 downloadsAttached File  greenblushsmsaggar.jpg   41.99KB   1 downloadsMarcia Selsor will be teaching a workshop at Brackers in Lawrence, Kansas, Sept. 26-27 on Alternative Firing using a raku kilns including Obvara, Foil saggar, raku, ceramic saggar, feather and horsehair
Earlybird fee ends Aug. 15.