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Marcia Selsor

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Cone 6 Reduction Recipes From My Handouts

20 August 2016 - 08:21 AM

This is a handout from my last #6 Reduction workshop in Corpus Christi. This is a word document
Dan Engelke developed many ^6 reduction glazes at Lafayette University in the '70s and gave them out at an NCECA discussion group.I began working with ^6 reduction in 1980 when the ceramics lab was moved to a newer facility and the firings were supposed to fit into an 8 hours time slot. There is some repetition in this because of many pastings and adding.

Barcelona Symposium 2016

14 August 2016 - 07:59 PM

I am really getting excited to be participating in an International Symposium with International artists at El Torn with 5 of the 11 participants being Potters Council members. 


Tile Rack For Raku

03 August 2016 - 09:44 AM

Had a great day firing raku even if I only lasted for three batches. Heat was incredible. 

Here is one of my 2 new tile racks. Fired 14 tiles from 10 x 10" to 7.5 x 7.5"

 


Raku Kiln Tweaking

23 July 2016 - 01:29 PM

My friend who has the same kiln as mine is having problems reaching temperature. I am going to visit her next week to tweak her kiln.I thought some others here might be interested. 

The two 1/2 shelves are on half bricks tied together with about  5-7 inch  posts for stability. Added a chimney after seeing the German and Scottish raku kilns. The burner is 1 1/2 inches away from the kiln wall to start with primary air disc barely open. By 1000 F I back it out a little more and increase the gas and air a little. The pressures is always a little below 5 psi.I was firing obvara today. three batches in 2.5 hours. I am beat and today is our anniversary. I will need (really bad) to freshen up!


Corroded Saggars

18 July 2016 - 09:47 PM

Time to make some new saggars. I asked Ron Roy about this. He doesn't have a clue.'t happens to my spare raku buttons sitting in my studio and to a few other things. Not sure what is in the air. I had to replace the castors on my pug mill and some on a ware cart because the rubber coating cracked off.

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