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Marcia Selsor

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What Is The Most Challenging Aspect Of Working With Clay?

15 September 2014 - 09:22 AM

Everyone has different skill sets and approaches to their work. For you, what do you find to be the most challenging part of working with clay?

Marcia

Have You Ever Done A Crazy Experiment Just To See What Happens?

08 September 2014 - 10:23 PM

Have you everyone a crazy experiment? What were you thinking? What happened? Did you proceed from there or forget about it?
marcia

Traditional Pottery From Agost, Spain Youtube

07 September 2014 - 08:18 AM

This is a video of production techniques from Agost/Alicante, Spain.
I spents several summers there and an entire year on a Fulbright. I published a book on the different forms they made there. There were 21 potteries there when I first visited. Now there are about 4 or 5.
Centro Agost was started by Ilse Schutz who purchased La Nava's 1820 factory and set it up as a studio study center.
Here is La Navas video 17+ minutes


They produce botijos..water jugs. They say adding salt to the clay makes the clay white and the water taste better.I have a photo of this potter from 1985.This the the modern las Navas with a four story wood fired kiln with a freight elevator to get the pots to the upper levels.


Marcia

What Is Your Favorite Source Of Information? You Tubes, Magazines, Internet, School?

01 September 2014 - 02:34 PM

Where do you find your source for information? You tubes, internet, magazines...which ones, workshops? school? What do you do when you hit a road block? How do you solve the problem. Where do you find help?
Have you studied in school or at a center? Do you have local help or community support available?

Marcia

Zalik Tile Process -You Tube "from Clay To Mosaics

27 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

Stephani shared this with me today on Facebook. This is an amazing process and still used in many Islamic countries today. There is a factory in Granada, Spain as well. I saw a lot of ancient buildings and mausoleums in Uzbekistan with these mosaics. Really a labor intensive process.




Marcia