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  1. firing saggers today while it is sunny and little wind. 27 F  no freezing on my little propane tanks.
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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Looks like it was just hewn and polished, fresh from the quarry. One of the more exceptional examples of minimalism I have seen. Well done!

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Thanks.

      I love seeing what happens with various things like grasses and seaweed.

      Marcia

       

    4. Denice

      Denice

      I just want to reach through the screen and touch them.  Great job  Denice

  2.  more now. and more.(sigh)

  3.  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

  4.  of snow over night and really coming down ...stll. Dog won't go out even on a shoveled path. Glad my studio is attached to house.

  5. 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!

       

  6. 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.

     

     

  7. 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.

     

  8. 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.

       

       

       

  9. Been working on color development using soluble salts preparing several articles for publication.

    1. Min

      Min

      Looking forward to reading them! 

    2. terrim8
    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      One will be in Spanish in Revista Ceramica Internacional!

      The  other will be in PMI and is due Nov 1.

       

       

  10. 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...

  11. 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!!!

       

       

  12. 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. 

       

  13. Fired a sagger firing today. Here are my 3 favorites from that.dkgreenandbrown.jpg.86aad6f7339bd88680963352229655ff.jpgrustandgreen.jpg.60dd0cb40ce4fab88911187a99c20bbb.jpg59ceef4e2d5d3_yellowwblacklines.jpg.62e46a8b0fff1e98cff80ba25bbb81a0.jpg

  14. fired my test kiln yesterday. Loaded at 23 degrees, went down to -6 overnight. Not in a heated shed. That little kiln is 20+ years old. Only replaced a switch on it over this time. I have a spare element in case I need it. It just has a cone sitter and timer. Its a Crucible from Seattle pottery.

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      just started firing tonight. Thought tomorrow was going to be nice. Wrong. Wind and snow. So while it is nice today, I got it loaded and firing. Should be done turning it up by 9...my bedtime.  Timer and cone setter should take care of the rest. I'll check it about 5 am. 

      Firing espresso cups for Matt to take back to DC, mugs for a friend and tea bowls for another friend. The back to show pieces.

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Will be glad when winter is over. 

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      there was a really strong wind last night as well as my motion detector light on the kiln shed going on and off. Checked the kiln at midnight. It was off. Shut off security light and went back to sleep.

      Will unload after I walk the dog.

       

  15. firing saggers today while it is sunny and little wind. 27 F

  16. Got  my 2 new raku kilns sprayed with rigidizer. Now they just need the kiln shed finished to get them protected from the weather. Last year it snowed -22" around Sept. 15th. First frost ( its late this year) is expected next weekend. Happy to have those kilns out of the studio. I now have 3 raku kilns outside the dining room patio door.  It makes it easy to read the pyrometer.3rakukilnssmall.jpg.26fc1b75a9b0421dd52ddab4ccaa9ae1.jpg

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      My  extension to old wooden kiln shed weill have all metal clear story with windows and exhaust fans 2 barn doors and 14 ft ceiling slanting down to10 or 12'. I already have 4 kilns to go inside. My tiny demo kiln I built for taping my online courses. I have a sawed -ed oil drum with the tope third removed, a 2' high x 2'wide chamber to sit on brick plus my large pulley or topcoat kiln. Very excite to be able to fire in winter. BUT I do regret not being able to fire much this summer.

       

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      maybe we should have a raku fest at my place before my husband retires and comes home permanently!

       

    4. terrim8
  17. Got a surprise opportunity of no precipitation today. if the wind isn't too bad, i'll be firing all day. 

  18. 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.

       

  19. 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.

     

  20. Heading to San Antonio to teach a workshop. Warmer weather down there.

     

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      not many here would understand that!

      Is that C or F?

       

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      C but the wind chill dropped it down another 10 degrees of course :(

    4. terrim8

      terrim8

      but on our last day of -20 I tried out the wood skis and they're fast! I had to re-camber them with a clothes steamer and wooden blocks, get pine tar on them then polar kick wax as glide wax! So different that modern xc skis!!!

  21. 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
  22. hydrated some 300 pounds porcelain yesterday, Threw previously rehydrated porcelain in the afternoon. comfortable temps in the studio. Good work day.

     

  23. 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

  24. 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.

       

  25. 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.

       

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