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  1. Registration is on for this course beginning June 12 http://teachinart.com/alternative-firing.html
  2. Online Alternative firing course March 13- April 20 Includes building a raku kiln, firing methods_obvara, foil saggar, ceramic saggar and raku including latex resist decorating/glazing techniques. See more information at http://teachinart.com/alternative-firing.html
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    This is my large raku kiln at my studio. This is how I pick up the slabs with my heat resistant gloves.
  4. My friend who has the same kiln as mine is having problems reaching temperature. I am going to visit her next week to tweak her kiln.I thought some others here might be interested. The two 1/2 shelves are on half bricks tied together with about 5-7 inch posts for stability. Added a chimney after seeing the German and Scottish raku kilns. The burner is 1 1/2 inches away from the kiln wall to start with primary air disc barely open. By 1000 F I back it out a little more and increase the gas and air a little. The pressures is always a little below 5 psi.I was firing obvara today. three batches in 2.5 hours. I am beat and today is our anniversary. I will need (really bad) to freshen up!
  5. From the album: Kilns

    Fired up this experimental kiln. It is made of steel flashing, 2" of ceramic fiber insulation all around. Fiber treated with rigidizer. ceramic button and anthill wire used to additionally secure the fiber to the lid. Steel bands make the handles and bottom rigid. At 1500 degrees F I could touch the exterior wall. It was tepid..like bath water. Not burning hot. Very happy with this. I will take it yo Antoinette's to use for demonstrating alternative firing processes.I have been thinking about making a small kiln like this for faster tests in alternative firing processes.
  6. 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 resist. I will be doing many of the same things at Brackers in a week. I will post more photos in my gallery. Many thanks to the Las Cruces Potters, Jan Archey and Jessika Edgar at NMSU where we held the workshop.
  7. 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.
  8. 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/
  9. this is a video showing the use of heat resistant gloves . I use this because it is easier to pick up large slabs this way than with tongs. https://www.facebook.com/marcia.selsor/videos/o.580999858622436/10206133614877945/?type=2&theater Not sure this will transfer from Facebook. Marcia
  10. From the album: Raku

    4/27/15 small tile 6 x 6"
  11. 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 Kazoos. There wasn't a straight face in the house!
  12. From the album: Raku

    Ditych framed 20 x 28"
  13. From the album: Raku

    raku reduction of large slab
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