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  1. 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!

       

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

     

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

  4. worked on my raku kiln this afternoon. Raised the floor level for several reasons: snow, being able to disconnect the pulleys at a decent height so I can wrap it up for bad weather, and hopefully raising it will make the heat less intense on the top of my head.using my old lid for the base. Saved me using a lot of soft brick. 

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  5. Today the replacement lid with a counter weight came. Tomorrow my helpers come to lift the kiln and with out stands. And today I laid the foundation for my large raku kiln with a pulley system. Soon I'll be making big pots again. Very happy we have warm weather this week.I need to build the raku kiln in place so the pulleys and attachments to the chamber line up. Friday we had this. 6.5" of heavy wet snow. Many tree branches snapped. Today it was perfect for working outside.

     

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    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I'll be making bigger Obvara and bigger sagger pieces once it is built!

       

    2. Denice

      Denice

      I have only seen that much snow twice in my life, very pretty.  Good luck with your kilns.   Denice

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      wait til we get a big one like 22". I can see the ski runs from my wheel through the West window.

      Marcia

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  6. winter came last week with 6 inches of snow. I have a lot to do before the extremely cold weather gets here. 

  7. 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.

       

  8. On my way to Italy for my class. First stopping in Florence to meet an artist friend there. I haven't seen her in decades. dinner planned for Thurs. night. SUnday will arrive at La Meridiana

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I am back but having a slow time reconfiguring how the new format works and where things are located. My class went very well. Had people from Italy, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, Scotland, and US.

      We were joined by 2 brasilians for our short post workshop trip to Faenza and the International  Museum of Ceramic Art , studio visits and Ravenna mosaics.

      I also went for a fast visit to Venice to see the Biennale. Quite a few ceramics pieces there.

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Welcome back friend. Looking forward to new pictures. Then again,  with the new forum it might take me a few days to find them.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      What were they thinking?

      Marcia

       

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  9. loaded a bisque and firing overnight. maybe I'll have time for some foil tests before I leave tues. afternoon.

  10. getting ready for a big trip to Italy to teach a course at La Meridiana. I posted a photo under events and will make updates during the course. Meeting an old friend and colleague fro 35 years ago. She is in Florence on a grant to paint. Looking forward to it. 2 brazilians are joining in on the post travel event to Faenza and Ravenna.

  11. preparing my kiln shed for the new lid with counter wieght for my large oval kiln. Removed everything in the rafters, and a lower rack system. Installing a new temperature controlled exhaust fan above the kiln.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      How big is the oval?

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      " interior x 30 x 42 x 31.5 deep

       

  12. Great day watching totality of a solar eclipse!

  13. Threw my newly re-hydrated porcelain yesterday. Worked on making small pieces for lots of experimenting.. Worked with a welder to build the frame for my large raku kiln. I need that for larger pieces with even firings. But, today we drive over to Big Sky through Yellowstone.

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      What are you going to make with all that porcelain. I have been thinking about making moon jars recently.

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Keep us updated on your colorant tests please.

  14. Threw re-hydrated and de-aired porcelain what an pleasure.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      I was suppose to be making de-aired clay this weekend in my new pugger. Alas, the delivery truck broke down, and my pugger is now sitting in some mechanics garage somewhere in St. Louis.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I have your clay pieces in my bisque.

       

  15. Threw porcelain, re-hydrated and desired. What a pleasure

  16. 575 pounds of porcelain re-pugged , de-aired, and ready to go. Bu first a serious cleansing of the studio after pugging. I'm beat. Mañana for the cleansing

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I dropped my son off this morning and slept till time to pick him up. I have just been overworking myself these last few weeks. Take a nap it feels great when you get up! Rest days are important!!

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Cleaned the pug ill and my shop today. now resting.

       

  17. 575 pounds of porcelain re-pugged and ready to go. Bu first a serious cleansing of the studio after pugging. I'm beat. Mañana for the cleansing

  18. planning on re-pugging about 500 pounds of porcelain that I brought up from TX.It got to be too hard to wedge. Rehydrated it 2 days ago. Finished painting the kiln shed door and fixing where the snow melts leak in. Seems like a summer projects for most in town.

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      and the porcelain will be desired!!

       

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      If I had a pugger, I would pugger in the morning..pugger in the evening. If you remember this song, you are old!!!

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  19. planning on re-pugging porcelain that I brought up from TX.It got to be too hard to wedge. Rehydrated it 2 days ago. Finished painting the kiln shed door and fixing where the snow melts leak in. Seems like a summer projects for most in town.

  20. planning on re-pugging porcelain that I brought up from TX. Rehydrated it 2 days ago. Finished painting the kiln shed door and fixing where the snow melts leak in. Seems like a summer projects for most in town.

  21. removing oval kiln lid today...with the help of dinner guests. Ordered a new lid and need to clean rim where I used kiln cement to repair damage from our move. Getting a counter weight which this old body needs. will use the old lid as a base for my new large top hat raku kiln.

  22. removing oval kiln lid today...with the help of dinner guests. Ordered a new lid and need to clean rim where I used kiln cement to repay damage from our move. Getting a counter weight which this old body needs. will use the old lid as a base for my new large top hat raku kiln.

  23. removing oval kiln lid today...with the help of dinner guests. Ordered a new lid and need to clean rim where I used kiln cement to repay damage from our move. Getting a counter weight which this old body needs.

  24. Ready to fire saggars but the weather is not cooperating.

    1. glazenerd
    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I put one in under the developing colors thread.

       

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