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wet wood firing

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mel jacobson on wed 15 nov 06


there are very old chinese wood blocks picturing
firing big anangama type kilns.

there are figures on top of the kiln, walking
with water pails.

it must have gone in the kiln.

we moderns are so smart.
mel

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Marcia Selsor on wed 15 nov 06


I fired a fast freddie in Latvia in 1882. We tried drying the wood
along the side of the kiln before stoking.
The kiln didn't reduce well but MANY of the pieces from this firing
were in a BIG traveling show Eastern Europe.
It traveled througout the USA. Some really good work came out of that
firing,


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Edouard Bastarache Inc. on wed 15 nov 06


Hello Marcia,

are you a great-great-grandmother now !!!


"I fired a fast freddie in Latvia in 1882.
Marcia Selsor"


Later,



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Marcia Selsor on thu 16 nov 06


Should have been 1992. OOPS.
I am old but not that old!!

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On Nov 15, 2006, at 9:42 PM, Edouard Bastarache Inc. wrote:

> Hello Marcia,
>
> are you a great-great-grandmother now !!!
>
> "I fired a fast freddie in Latvia in 1882.
> Marcia Selsor"


> Later,
> Edouard Bastarache
> Le Fran=E7ais Volant
> The Flying Frenchman
> erator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at =20
> melpots@pclink.com.
>

WJ Seidl on thu 16 nov 06


Never mind all that, Marcia...true beauty is ageless.
Wayne Seidl
"What year is this again?"


-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Marcia =
Selsor
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 1:29 AM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: wet wood firing

Should have been 1992. OOPS.
I am old but not that old!!

Marcia Selsor
http://marciaselsor.com


On Nov 15, 2006, at 9:42 PM, Edouard Bastarache Inc. wrote:

> Hello Marcia,
>
> are you a great-great-grandmother now !!!
>
> "I fired a fast freddie in Latvia in 1882.
> Marcia Selsor"


> Later,
> Edouard Bastarache
> Le Fran=E7ais Volant
> The Flying Frenchman
> erator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at =20
> melpots@pclink.com.
>

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Bonnie Staffel on thu 16 nov 06


Somewhere in my memory, I saw some ancient Chinese or Japanese kilns =
that
had kind of a "pool" formation on top of the kiln, with short walls =
around.
It said that they put water up there. =20

Also a long time ago, I saw an article about an electric kiln where the
water was put in the bottom of the kiln in some way. Didn't quite
understand that process as it was not something that I could do at the =
time.
It may have been published in CM. I purchased the CD's of past issues =
of CM
and when I get time I will explore them for this article.

Seems like it is time to re-explore these techniques in all types of
firing. I am thinking that the dampness of the earth might be a factor =
in
getting the colors out of a pit firing. I know that all the students =
had
wonderful results when I gave a trash can firing workshop recently on a
rainy day. Everyone got red markings on the pots. =20

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John Dellow on thu 16 nov 06


mel jacobson wrote:
> there are very old chinese wood blocks picturing
> firing big anangama type kilns.
>
> there are figures on top of the kiln, walking
> with water pails.
>
> Good point Mel I read somewhere that when the Chinese started using coal
they dripped water on to it.
John

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