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Marcia Selsor

Member Since 16 May 2010
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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?


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?

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.


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?


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.