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  1. I have just returned fro teaching an Alternative Firing workshop in las Cruces, and I am excited to show the successes of the participants. We had a very busy two days of firing. Loaded the soda kiln with terra cotta pieces and another gas kiln with saggars...some were flower pots with lids from broken kiln shelves. This was an experienced group of passionate potters and happily no injuries or burns. At one point there were more than a dozen Raku reduction containers standing by. Obvara and horse hair and feathers also happened. I demonstrated the sodium silicate crackle technique and latex r
  2. From the album: New 2015 Obvara

    A few pieces from my first Obvara firing of the year.
  3. From the album: New 2015 Obvara

    A few pieces from my first Obvara firing of the year.
  4. From the album: New 2015 Obvara

    Black and white crackled pot was in the raku Currents show at the Zeke Gallery in Steelville, Mo. July 2015
  5. From the album: saggar, horse hair, feathers, foil saggars, Obvara

    this is the brew of flour, water , sugar and yeast. It needs to ferment for 3 days before using.
  6. http://www.brackers.com/fallfire/ Alternative Firing Workshop with Marcia Selsor Sept. 26-27, 2016 Lawrence , KS Early bird discount is August 15. demos include latex resist for raku, foil saggar firing, obvara, throwing demonstration on sodium silicate and crackled surface.
  7. Marcia Selsor will be teaching a workshop at Brackers in Lawrence, Kansas, Sept. 26-27 on Alternative Firing using a raku kilns including Obvara, Foil saggar, raku, ceramic saggar, feather and horsehair Earlybird fee ends Aug. 15. http://www.brackers.com/selsorrakuworkshop/
  8. Here are some pictures and results of the participants from the workshop. Went to the Palms' .St Pier for late lunch since we fired the last pieces around 2. We fired the two kilns for a total of 11 firings for Obvara, horse hair and feathers, saggar and raku. Coconut Shrimp was great. The Shrimp nachos looked good too. Marcia I think the Palm Street Pier was having a wake in the bar. I whole line of oldsters shuffled by doing the "locomotion" and a live singer was singing Amazing Grace when we left. Wild place! At our friend, Pete's,funeral the Shriners played Amazing Grace on Kazoo
  9. From the album: New 2015 Obvara

    A few pieces from my first Obvara firing of the year.
  10. My piece was accepted in this show in NY. If you are in the area, stop in to see the show. Sounds interesting. History in the Making VIII Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm until Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm Ceramic Traditions, Contemporary Objects at the Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery. The History in the Making exhibit showcases ceramic work from youthful, energetic, promising artists to veteran traditionalists. All see potential in the connection between historic and contemporary ideas. They believe form, color, and surface can be simultaneously fresh and time-hon
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