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Marcia Selsor

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  1. This new format makes it difficult to create an album in my gallery. I can't even find my gallery. Anyone have suggestions?

    I have made my photos small for this format.   I can share the results of my workshop.  I wish these could be put in my gallery for future reference. These are from my one week workshop at La Meridiana. Covered making crackled surfaces, obvara, foil sagger and ceramic sagger, making quick terra sig. 

     

    Marcia

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  2. Spectacular.

    I have a gob on my kiln floor which I haven't excavated.....dropped from above missing walls and elements.

    Should I shouldn't I?

    Marcia what are you calling castable just in case.

    Neil I'm believing your advice from months ago and so far everything fine. I will never, what's that word?, fire higher than c 6

    That was in 1973 . Maybe is was Mizoram. Can't really remember. Could have been Sairset.Marcia

  3. excellent , Neil!

    As for NA pottery, they use cow dung for fuel.At last San Ildefonso potters did.  There are hot spots and passages for the flame.

    Horse turds add some spice to the fuel creating a black with sheen. Higher nitrogen. Sawdust or ash was put on top after the flame burned through to the top. Maria Martinez used old sheet metal or license plates to encase the smoldering and give her the black reduction.

     

     

    Marcia

  4. I guess my span of 50 years in clay has seen my tastes change or mature. 

    "hate?" too strong a word. "Not fond of"  may fit better. Early on I was not fond of 50-ish campy sculpture like fish and mermaids. Not so now. I think there is a place for them. I was not fond of over the top victorian work but I have come to see some interesting things there. Renaissance majolica wasn't up there either, but now I appreciate it. I think (as I am packing to go to Italy) I look forward to visiting  the International Museum of Ceramic Art  (MICA) in Faenza where there are examples of just about anything in ceramics ever made. So I'll get to revisit my likes and dislikes and change them.

     

    Marcia

  5. From the sublime to the ridiculous ... well, my iphone.

     

    Coolest images watching the eclipse cross my yard and my deck ...

    Yes! That was a cool phenomenon. My friends were at a Rendevouz and had that happen on their tipi. matt had told them to look at the ground as the light comes through the trees, but the grass was too tall. Then they spotted what was on their tipi!. Crazy.

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  6. From the sublime to the ridiculous ... well, my iphone.

     

    Coolest images watching the eclipse cross my yard and my deck ...

    Yes! That was a cool phenomenon. My friends were at a Rendevouz and had that happen on their tipi. matt had told them to look at the ground as the light comes through the trees, but the grass was too tall. Then they spotted what was on their tipi!. Crazy.

  7. The link worked for me too. As Neil points out with his reduction glaze, iron is reactive in a reduction firing. The reduced oxygen in the atmosphere pulls oxygen in iron oxide bringing the iron to the surface of the glaze...at least visibly. If the glaze in the photo is fired in an oxidized atmosphere, then they  have developed a nice commercial glaze for oxidation.

     

    Marcia

  8. we were lucky too. My husband , the astrophysicist, has been waiting a long time for this. We headed south through Wind River Canyon to Wyoming's Boysen State Park. Very beautiful place to catch the eclipse. A van with a family from France was parked next to us. They were touring National Parks and were between Grand Tetons going to Mount Rushmore. Good crowd there. Big Cheers and applause went out when the totality ended and the sun came back.

    1. road to Thermopolis from Red Lodge

    2. Boysen State Park

    3 Totality

    4. 360 sunset awesome. That is the French family next to us. We took a group photo for them.

    What a great experience. Awesome!

    Ron Sa maybe you will make moon pots based on movement of eclipse!

     

     

    Marcia

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  9. Our fawns are losing their spots, the buck antlers are losing their velvet. Autumn is coming. I've been told to expect Moose to sleep under our apple tree. They love the apples. 

    I set up solar lights so I can see what is out there before letting my dog outside.

    Marcia

  10. Preeta,

    Here are some flashing slip recipes from Offcenter (Jim Sandefur) who is no longer on this forum.

     

    Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

     Here are a few I have but  never use:

     

    Basic Flashing Slip

    Neph Sy ... 30

    Kaolin ... 70

     

    Johnston Flashing Slip

    Avery or other Kaolin ... 50

    Neph Sy ... 50

     

    Flashing Slip #3

    Neph Sy ... 35.4

    Helmar Kaolin ... 39.8

    Alumina Hydrate ... 4.4

    Titanium Dioxide ... 2.7

    Soda Ash ... 17.7

     

    Helmar Flashing Slip

    Helmar Kaolin ... 50

    EPK ... 20

    Neph Sy ... 20

    Silica ... 10

     

    Jim

     
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