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Marcia Selsor

Member Since 16 May 2010
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Raku Kiln Tweaking

Yesterday, 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

19 July 2016 - 08:41 AM

Time to remake saggars. Only a few of them do this, but they've been doing this since I lived here...even before foil saggar firing. It also has happened to the same clay I made raku kiln buttons. I found a few in my studio doing this flaking. This is not due to firing. I asked Ron Roy and sent him photos. Also talked to him at NCECA a few years ago about this. No clue.

Hopefully my raku clay will be more resistant. Things rot down here...like the rubber on the casters of my pug mill or shopping bags and the nylon on my husbands golf bag.

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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Ceramic Residency At Midwestern State Univ. In Texas

15 July 2016 - 05:36 AM

This is an opportunity for a person with an MFA to have studio access and get some teaching experience.




They start looking at applications tomorrow.



How Many People Here Subscribe To Magazines Like Ceramics Monthy, Studio Potter,clay Ti...

20 June 2016 - 09:41 PM

I was curious to know if people here are reading journals from the Ceramics Field? like such magazines like Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times or European mags like Ceramics Review, Keramos, Ceramica, Ceramic Arts and Perception, New Ceramics. I was wondering because it seems like perhaps internet resources have replaced these options? just wondering.