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  1.  more snow. Free workshop at the Red Lodge Clay Center this weekend. Out of town potters coming to stay with me.  Matthew Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama from Alfred, NY. Nice community asset!

     

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    2. oldlady

      oldlady

      how deep is the snow?

    3. S. Dean

      S. Dean

      Hoping for some rain today to wash away the yellow snow (pollen) that's covering everything in central NC right now.  Azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom - daffodils and lily magnolia blooms are a distant memory.  Although expecting a low of 34F tonight.......

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      depends where. drifts are3-4'. got about 3" then 8" last week.

      m

  2. How do I get from the Forum to the other sites like my online subscriptions to Ceramics monthly? Is there a link somewhere?

    Marcia

    1. Jennifer Harnetty

      Jennifer Harnetty

      Hi Marcia,

      We are looking into adding the link to the Ceramic Arts Network homepage to the navigation bar at the top. From there you can access Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illus., ICAN etc. Hope to have it up there in the next day or so. For now, here is the link: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/

      Thanks,

      Jen

    2. Jennifer Harnetty

      Jennifer Harnetty

      Actually, it is already up there! :) That was fast!

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Yay! This is really getting the kinks out fast. Amazing!

       

  3. 1 degree F today. Plan to decorate slabs today since they are due at the gallery on Sat. Need to snow blow the path to the kiln shed to unload to unload the kiln.

     

     

  4. ade saggers today so I'll be ready for more firings as soon as the snow melts. I have a show in May. with several other ceramic artists at the radius Gallery in Missoula.

     

  5. baking cakes and cookies today.

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I re-fired slightly less than golden brown cranberry orange nut bread. Then I made pecan bars like my grandmother's..Fun to taste a childhood memory. Sort of a pecan laden toffee on a crumbly crust.

       

    3. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      What cone did you refire the cranberry nut bread to?:)

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      350F  eating some right now!

       

      Must go trim my saggers that I threw yesterday. Just finished shoveling snow off the walks.

       

       

       

  6. Concrete slab getting poured on Monday. Walls will follow shortly. This will be my new kiln shed for year-round firing ability ...as long as I can shovel my way out there!

     

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    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      That's awesome Marcia!

      In regards to the snowy walkway, just have a dedicate snowblower ready at the beginning of the path, and you can just easily clear the way, as you walk to the shed.

      No need to pull a muscle, or tire yourself out, before you even start working.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      finally got an electric I can carry thru the house from back to front. ..after losing 20 pounds from shoveling. We had 200% normal snowfall last winter beginning with 22" in Sept.

       

    4. Benzine

      Benzine

      I do not envy those, in the Northern US, and obviously places North of that.

      We get a decent amount of snow here, but nothing like that.  I got my current snow blower at the end of a record setting Winter, in terms of snowfall.  

      So I did my driveway, by hand all season, then got the snow blower.  We haven't had a season like that since...

  7. Finished writing my article for PMI. Pieces selling well and I need to send more shipments to galleries. Back to throwing.

    Marcia

     

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Congrats on the article. I know you spent many many hours researching and developing.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      almost as much time trying to send it thru dropbox!!!

       

       

  8. fired a few more saggar pieces yesterday. Waiting for the snow to return. The accumulated snow in the north yard ranges from 1 ft. to 3 ft. but the patio is clear and where I have my kiln right now.  It is nice to be able to watch the pyrometer while cooking dinner.

     

     

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      Much like last Winter, we have been lacking with the snow.  Last February, my wife and I expected to have to drive to the hospital, in a blizzard, while she was in labor.  Instead, it was in the 70s that week...  Thus far, this Winter we have had some accumulating snow, but after numerous days above freezing, it is all but gone.

      Weird weather...

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I spent 2 hours today chopping ice off the driveway. Snow is melting and freezing.We've had a total of about 40 inches this year. Where shoveled off the pavement dries. I have my kiln on the patio covered with a big metal basin over a plastic wrap. 

       

  9. Got back Thursday night from my La Meridiana workshop in Italy and visits to Florence and Certaldo Alto before the class and Faenza, Ravenna and Venice after the class. I sprained my ankle first day of the workshop, but it didn't interfere with my teaching, thankfully.

    I wil try to get my photos downsized so I can post a few.

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Can't wait to see the photos!

    2. Judith B

      Judith B

      Sorry to hear you sprained your ankle! looking forward to your photos as well

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Jet lag. I may get to it tomorrow.

       

  10. Had lunch today with a former student an her friend who has been following me for years.It was a fun lunch and they visited my studio afterwards.

     

  11. Home alone again. Husband returned to Va. to work. He was telecommuting for 2 of the three weeks he was here. He did manage to do some jam sessions at the Snowcreek saloon. Mother-in-law spent a week over Christmas with us. I am now back to the studio. I did some reorganizing of layout to improve heat flow. its nice in there when the temperature i up to high 30s. Around -10 the studio temperature went down to 55. I have a kerosene backup if I need it.

    Happy to be in the studio again.

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    2. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      My studio in the basement is unheated.  I use a small room heater when the temp drops, but I don't like the fan blowing.  So I was thinking of getting one of the radiant wall heaters....But my space is very small....10x11.  In the shop where I glaze/spray booth/kiln is unheated and very well insulated.  So a small space heater will take the chill off quickly.  I found those radiant wall heaters on Amazon.  Very reasonable.

       

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Google 400 w ceramic panel heater. No fan. Convection. No noise.nice steady heavy. You can find them for 39.95 and up on eBay. 

       

       

       

    4. Roberta12
  12. hydrated some 300 pounds porcelain yesterday, Threw previously rehydrated porcelain in the afternoon. comfortable temps in the studio. Good work day.

     

  13. It is really WHITE up here in the great white North. High today 2 F. and the snow crystals are minuscule...but accumulating. Light weight shoveling anyway.

     

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Since you have no place to go: let it glaze, let it glaze.     Okay, so I slightly twisted the old version.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      mother-in-law visiting til tomorrow. 120 miles rt to airport. maybe we'll see the new star wars movie while we're in town!

      Marcia

  14. its been a while, but how does one change the avatar?

    I noticed many people not using images. I have been searching for info on how to change avatar. Use to be easy..just "make this my avatar".

    So anyone know-how the new system allows changing the avatar?

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      found it. changed it.

       

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      It has been a pleasure watching you develop this new firing technique. Hopefully you will submit an article on the technical requirements required to produce this very unique glaze effect. I will catch up with you at NCECA soon.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      it's not a glaze but salts and water on an absorbent surface of terra sig. great fun.

       

  15. Just back from a very busy 2 weeks away to see family and wedding. Got a dreadful cold. Still sick but at least I'm home.

     

    1. Min

      Min

      Hope you feel better soon :)

       

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      thanks, Min. I am working on it.

       

  16. Just back from Barcelona. Couldn't resist a visit to see my husband. Now for some serious work. Shipping, raku chamber construction, local obligations. "So little time, much to do"

     

  17. just checking to see where you are. Great falls was colder than here 27 F right now. Yesterday it was 45 and the day before with snow was 9-12 F 3 inches but disappeared by afternoon.

     

    1. Denice

      Denice

      It's also cold in KS suppose to get down to 21 to night, the snow missed us, stayed north of us in Nebraska.  Denice

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      our high Sunday was 12.

       

  18. Leaving for NCECA early to visit my husband of the East Coast before going to Pittsburgh. Giving shoveling snow a rest.

     

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      Will be out for a while . . . pre bowling for Fri. league. I have to check on time for ICAN board meeting on Wednesday, just remembered. Will let you know.

       

       

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Do you have a cell phone?  Russel may need to register Wed morning before we go get the car.

    4. Pres

      Pres

      Cell #814-312-1403

  19. May we have Peace on Earth and Good Will to All

     

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Merry Christmas, Marcia, and a Happy New Year in your new home!

       

      best,

      Pres

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      This ole world needs some peace.

  20. must go shovel driveway and patio. home maintenance chores.

     

     

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      I must go do something to, just as soon as I remember what it was. Lol

    2. terrim8

      terrim8

      Fresh air! Lately I've been on the same page as glazenerd though...

       

  21. My previous post should have read more snow now, and more coming, ...sigh. Fired raku this evening with snow still on the ground.

     

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    2. LeeU

      LeeU

      Somehow, the "more-more-more" magically translated to "snow-snow-snow". .. I betcha everyone knew what you meant LOL

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Frosty the snowman.....

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I did get three more firings done. The next morning at 7 I ran out and covered the kiln. by 11 am it started 6 hours before the forecast predicted. Today is supposed to be nice then more snow. But the air is fresh and clean. My next firing will be sagger and they can sit to cool without the drama. Feeling better about scheduling  firings and obligations for pieces. Obvara is going to have to wait for a warming trend.

  22. Plainsmen 340 

    One of my students who was from a ranch in central MT said that Plainsmen mined on their ranch, shipped it to canada and refined it. Who knows. that was 30years ago.

     

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      I was in their office & there was a map on the wall with all their deposits. Everything was distributed sort of like a circle around Medicine hat & part of that circle crossed the border so you are correct. they were really complaining  about the costs of some stuff that came from further away in the US so there must be some ingredients that they have to order from other places. 

  23. Planning on firing a few sagger pieces today before winter shows up again.

     

  24. priority takes control. Firing and shipping orders.

     

  25. Shipped off the work fired in good  weather we had for a few days last week. Spent today packing, shoveling snow and warming up the car..digging it out of snow, and taking boxes to the PO. Came home and cleaned up styrofoam bead snowstorm where I'd been packing.

     

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