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Marcia Selsor

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A Few Spots Added To Barcelona Potters Council Trip Apr 17-27

Yesterday, 11:24 AM

They added a couple of spots to the Barcelona Potters Council group. It includes lots of working at torn with a varied group of teachers...many opportunities for learning new things, sightseeing Gaudi sites, and studio visits including an excursion to Argentona.where there are potters and a ceramics museum of the local traditions.



http://ceramicartsda...s-in-barcelona/

Marcia

Barry Brickell

24 January 2016 - 06:24 PM

My friend, Terry Davies has passed this to me. barry Brickell has passed away. He was a rural self-sufficient potter in new Zealand and was once visited by Bernard Leach.
This movie is very dated , especially the sound track. Barry built a small railroad to help tourists reach his studio. He also transported locally dug clay to his studio. Pretty amazing.
http://www.nzonscree...ell-potter-1970

Marcia

#raku Kiln

24 January 2016 - 05:36 PM

Attached File  barrel.JPG   55.53KB   0 downloadsAttached File  insidekiln.jpg   53.62KB   0 downloadsAttached File  25in.jpg   60.84KB   0 downloadsAttached File  lid.jpg   47.17KB   0 downloadsAttached File  barrel rakukilns.jpg   55.08KB   0 downloadsAttached File  grapefruittinman.jpg   311.81KB   0 downloadsI needed to replace my barrel kiln. The it was corroding seriously after much use.
My friend also needed a new raku kiln. This is my smaller kiln but her larger one. The final dimensions inside are 21 x 25". They are lined with 1" 8# density ceramic fiber. The total cost for each kiln was
$256. Sodium silicate was used to attach the fiber to the metal and the seam was secured with buttons. The lid has 8 buttons.I still need to spray it to seal the fibers.
I had the welder make a burner support. The burner port is 4" dis. and the hole in the lid is 5". This was reduced from my old one which was about 7" and was too large.

I will still build a smaller kiln using steel flashing. My flashing was used for an emergency fix on my grapefruit trees to keep the rats away from the great. Also pounded the fence where they were accessing the tree.

Marcia

The White Road By Edmund De Waal

22 January 2016 - 02:40 PM

Has anyone read De Waal's latest book, the White Road? It promises to be a good read. Here is the book review:

http://www.seattleti...pure-obsession/


Marcia

Valley Of The Potters

18 January 2016 - 05:44 PM

My friend posted this on Facebook. If you haven't seen this, it is very interesting.

https://cfileonline....ry-ceramic-art/

from cfileonline



Marcia