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MARISCAL
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 Posted May 16th, 2012 01:11 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi everybody,

the blog of the Syposium/ Congress with useful information and the list of the confirmed Attendees and Invited Artists is available in

www.cristalls2013.blogspot.com

If somebody have sended me an email with the application form and you aren't in the list please let me know sendding and email to
ceramicasjosemariscal@yahoo.es

If some of the confirmed attendees need any personalized letter of invitatin send me an email too.

Ad for all the Invited Artists and for all our friends.... if you would like to add some information in this blog, if you need more information about something.... let me know!!!

Thank you in advance,

Maite and José

MARISCAL FROM SPAIN
   
Bill
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 Posted May 16th, 2012 03:49 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I read through the group of confirmed attendees - looks like it will be a great group of folks - might be fun to list country they will travel from to attend the conference.
Bill

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mohawkpiper
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 Posted May 16th, 2012 04:06 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
also read through it. it does look like a good group of ppl.

avi, you went to mt sac? i went there too! just a quarter though. for animation. always wanted to check out their ceramics studio but never did

G

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Avi Harriman
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 Posted May 16th, 2012 04:12 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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avi, you went to mt sac? i went there too! just a quarter though. for animation. always wanted to check out their ceramics studio but never did
G


Yep way back when 65-67 (before you were born?) They have a good department.


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MARISCAL
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 Posted May 17th, 2012 10:13 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi!!!
Yes Bill, is a good idea, in the definitive list ( in septembre) I'd like to include countries, websites and some pictures of the work of everybody.....
Thanks for the comment!!!

Maite and José

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MARISCAL
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 Posted May 28th, 2012 12:48 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi Friends!!!!
Now you have the list and the country of the attendees!!!!
Folks of over the world come to Cristalls 2013.
If you would like to come send us the application form and 2 or 3 pictures of your work as soon as posible.

Your friends form Spain,

Maite and José


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Phil Hamling
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 Posted May 31st, 2012 07:15 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Jose,
What types of kilns will be available for crystalline firings at Cristalls 2013?
Phil

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MARISCAL
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 Posted May 31st, 2012 09:59 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi Phil,
I think 2 or 3 kilns like this
http://www.isuni.net/ampliada.php?codi=11&foto=1

And 1 or 2 like this
http://www.fornsromaguera.com/rem_h..._electricos.htm
I have 1 kiln like this.... capacity of 60cm x 75cm x 60cm and if is necessary I can bring my kiln to the school.
I think we can have my kiln and another one a little bit smaller than mine.

You can talk with Kat, there are a lot of gas kilns to do reduction firings... a wood kiln , raku kilns and so on....

José

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Avi Harriman
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 Posted May 31st, 2012 11:28 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Phil Hamling wrote:
Jose,
What types of kilns will be available for crystalline firings at Cristalls 2013?
Phil


Do all the kilns go to cone 10?

To do the electric reduction I need an electric kiln with two peep holes.

One in the bottom and one in the top.

Do they have that?


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MARISCAL
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 Posted May 31st, 2012 11:43 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Do all the kilns go to cone 10?

To do the electric reduction I need an electric kiln with two peep holes.

One in the bottom and one in the top.

Do they have that?




Yes, they can go to cone 10.
About the two peep holes I must ask it ..... in a few days I send you the answer.

José

MARISCAL FROM SPAIN
   
MARISCAL
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 Posted June 6th, 2012 10:06 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi Avi,
Please, post a picture with an example of the kiln that you need.
If we haven't got it.... we can find it!!

Thanks !!!

José

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Koz
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 Posted June 6th, 2012 11:24 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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MARISCAL wrote:
Hi Avi,
Please, post a picture with an example of the kiln that you need.
If we haven't got it.... we can find it!!

Thanks !!!

José


Well, I guess THAT door just got kicked WIDE OPEN!

Jose you may be hosting your very first "Running Of The Dragons" with that kind of offer.

Koz

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Avi Harriman
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 Posted June 6th, 2012 12:04 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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MARISCAL wrote:
Hi Avi,
Please, post a picture with an example of the kiln that you need.
If we haven't got it.... we can find it!!
Thanks !!!
José


Jose,
Here is what my setup looks like. I will be bringing (sending) the grey box. I need the top and bottom peep holes to attach the burner and the flue. It does not have to be a Skutt kiln.




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Bill Campbell
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 Posted June 7th, 2012 10:38 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Avi

I believe that the current there is 220 volts.
You will need a converter to run your "Fallinator". I suspect that the AC is 50 cycle too, but I don't know for sure. I don't know if your rig will run on 50 cycle current.

Bill
   
MARISCAL
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 Posted June 7th, 2012 12:45 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi Avi, hi Bill!!!

In a few days I send you the answer. I must find a kiln for you , in this moment we haven't got a kiln with twoo peepholes.

In my house is 220 volts but in the school is more, 380volts , the school is full equipated, no problem about it.

If you have more questions let me know.

José
(Edited by MARISCAL)

MARISCAL FROM SPAIN
   
Avi Harriman
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 Posted June 7th, 2012 11:09 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Bill Campbell wrote:
Avi

I believe that the current there is 220 volts.
You will need a converter to run your "Fallinator". I suspect that the AC is 50 cycle too, but I don't know for sure. I don't know if your rig will run on 50 cycle current.

Bill


Good point Bill. I will look into a converter.

How about a DC-AC inverter. I do not think the Fallonator draws much power and car batteries are all 12v.


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Koz
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 Posted June 8th, 2012 09:28 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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MARISCAL wrote:
Hi Avi, hi Bill!!!

In a few days I send you the answer. I must find a kiln for you , in this moment we haven't got a kiln with twoo peepholes.



Jose,

Time to operate on the Dragon.

Get yourself a metal hole cutting saw, the kind you put in a drill, then ask Avi for further instructions.

The metal saw will cut through the outside of the kiln, if it's wrapped in metal like Avi's, then the fire brick is no problem for that saw.

Since I'm such a big help I guess I'll also remind you to make sure the kiln is off, and make sure you drill BETWEEN the elements.

Then, make peep plugs for the holes with old kiln brick or just stuff a gas soaked rag in there for a little extra reduction.

Good luck Dr. Mariscal.

Koz

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Bill Campbell
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 Posted June 8th, 2012 11:01 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Avi

My Fallinator runs on 110AC 60 Cycle single phase current.
There are lots of converters that go from 220 to 110 on the internet.
The control on your Fallinator shouldn't draw much current.
Maybe Terry could tell you how many amps that it draws.

Bill
   
MARISCAL
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 Posted June 9th, 2012 12:10 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Koz wrote:


Jose,

Time to operate on the Dragon.

Get yourself a metal hole cutting saw, the kind you put in a drill, then ask Avi for further instructions.

The metal saw will cut through the outside of the kiln, if it's wrapped in metal like Avi's, then the fire brick is no problem for that saw.

Since I'm such a big help I guess I'll also remind you to make sure the kiln is off, and make sure you drill BETWEEN the elements.

Then, make peep plugs for the holes with old kiln brick or just stuff a gas soaked rag in there for a little extra reduction.

Good luck Dr. Mariscal.

Koz



Hi Koz,
for me is better to wait if I cand find a kiln for Avi....
We have a lot of time to find it.
If not then I can operate the Dragon if is necessary but not now

thanks for your comments and your instructions....

And a question for you..... have you got ready your passport to come to Spain?? )

José

MARISCAL FROM SPAIN
   
Koz
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 Posted June 9th, 2012 01:27 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Jose,

I still don't have that answer.

It would be great.

Lot's of things to consider.

I think about it everyday, but it seems so far away.

It's all a time and money thing, and if I do come to Spain I don't want to just spend a few days doing what I already do EVERY DAY at work.

It's a long way to travel, and I would need to make it into a vacation as well as a workshop. If I'm going to Spain, I wanna go places and do things I can't do at home.

Meeting you and everyone on your side of the pond would be a lot of fun.

I admire your resolve and commitment to putting it all together.

Like I already said, I think about it everyday.

Koz


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Ulrike
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 Posted June 9th, 2012 05:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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... if I'm going to Spain, I wanna go places and do things I can't do at home ...


... think of Dalí
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Dal%C3%AD
and Gaudí ...
http://www.parkguell.es/en/gal.php
...they never were on the cover of Ceramics Monthly.
?

Ulrike
   
Avi Harriman
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 Posted June 9th, 2012 05:44 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Ulrike wrote:
and Gaudí ...
http://www.parkguell.es/en/gal.php
...they never were on the cover of Ceramics Monthly.
Ulrike


Wow!!! Take the Virtual Tour!!!!


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Ginny Conrow
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 Posted June 10th, 2012 12:35 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thanks Ulrike...and Avi for the suggestions. And Koz, my favorite way of traveling is to interact with local craftsmen, feel based in a real place...and wander off to the unexpected. The Costa Brava and Barcelona right there and France just a train ride over the mountains. Southern France with it's villages, the wandering/living places of so many of the Impressionists, a bit east to Renoir's home town or up to Paris. You'll have to find another excuse besides "places to go and things to do you can't do at home" or were you just saying that it would be a real time commitment if you decide to do it? Working and shows, finances, commitments and time are all really good excuses. Or wanting to take the time to be in the multitude of other places we could choose to go when we actually take time off from our working lives.

I'm off to Paris, Denmark and London, maybe including Dubai to visit a few English friends...so much to do and see on one trip that my real issue is just where to go and how long i can manage to travel once I hit the road! I've been waiting for a good excuse to get back to Europe! And this without even considering meeting Crystalline artists from all over Europe, with different ways of working and thinking. Thanks, Jose for working to make this happen!

Ginny
   
MARISCAL
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 Posted June 10th, 2012 06:19 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi everybody!!

I'm very happy to hear all of this suggestions to come to Spain.

Here more:
Costa Brava + Figueras and Dali museum + Girona
Only 30 minutes from La Bisbal

http://travel.nationalgeographic.co...309_600x450.jpg

Catalan Ceramics
http://traveler.nationalgeographic..../morelli-text/1

Barcelona and Gaudí
1 hour and a half from La Bisbal.

http://travel.nationalgeographic.co...elona-photos-2/

And from Barcelona or from Girona you have flights to Italy, France, England.... to over the world.... The ancient Europe have a lot of interesting things to visit. Castles, museums, villages etc.

And In the south of Spain you can visit Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba.... or Madrid in the Centre of Spain and Toledo or Salamanca with it's history and monuments or walk along the Camino de Santiago in the north west of Spain...

http://www.spain.info/en/

A big hug from Spain!!!

José and Maite




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Ulrike
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 Posted June 10th, 2012 07:06 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Ginny and everybody,

it IS expencive and I can understand it.

But if you come ...
Southern France, La Provence, la Camargue are wonderful in spring time. Not so many tourists, not so hot like in summer, blossoms everywhere. Go besides the tourist paths and you can have wonderful and cheap menues and wine ...
And if you go, don´t forget this:
http://www.vallauris-golfe-juan.fr/...m-.html?lang=en
A shame if you would.
And visit l´atélier du Gilbert Portanier there, he is great:
http://www.gilbertportanier.com/en/
Also Saint-Paul de Vence:
http://www.saint-pauldevence.com/art
and
http://www.fondation-maeght.com/ind.../the-foundation

Virtual tours?
Like a foto of a big meal when you´re hungry.

Ulrike
(Edited by Ulrike)
   
Koz
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 Posted June 10th, 2012 10:48 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Ginny Conrow wrote:
And Koz, my favorite way of traveling is to interact with local craftsmen, feel based in a real place...and wander off to the unexpected. You'll have to find another excuse besides "places to go and things to do you can't do at home" or were you just saying that it would be a real time commitment if you decide to do it?

I'm off to Paris, Denmark and London, maybe including Dubai to visit a few English friends...

Ginny



Ginny,

I certainly have been misunderstood before.

I'm not trying to make excuses.

I don't know how you can tell me that my wanting "places to go and things to do I can't do at home" is an excuse, and then in turn offer some advice regarding just how to do that.

When it all boils down, it is of course a finance thing.

Many of the folks who are able to commit to going to Spain so many of months in advance are in a different place than I am in their lives, much like yourself.

I am 44, building a house and raising a son, paying my bills on time and going to work almost 6 days a week.

Right now I just DO NOT have the disposable income to commit to something like this.

I'm not there yet, but when the time comes and when I can afford it I'm sure you know I will do EXACTLY what I want to when I am able to.

I've got a kiln to watch right now.

Enjoy your travels. You have certainly earned the ability to do $o.

Koz






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Arnie Benton
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 Posted June 10th, 2012 12:19 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Koz's statement - Right now I just DO NOT have the disposable income to commit to something like this. - is the difference maker.
Financially, I could go right now, so I 'commit' myself to go in 10 months - unless something goes wrong - the unspoken uncertainties of health, family issues, finances, political unrest, etc.
Koz couldn't go right now so he won't commit himself for 10 months from now unless something goes right - more income over and above responsibilities.
Life is uncertain for all, but I'll be there 'unless something goes wrong' is very different from 'unless something goes right'.
Luckily for me, I'm in the 'unless something goes wrong' group - but I lived many years of my life in the 'unless something goes right' category - and I got pretty annoyed, to put it mildly, at the more affluent who really couldn't seem to understand the difference.

Arnie

   
Ginny Conrow
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 Posted June 10th, 2012 06:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Sorry Koz et all, if I sounded rich and arrogant. My travels have always been by backpack and mostly west to cheaper Asia or teaching to pay my way. I hope all of you who dream to go can find a way. Europe is an especially expensive trip and I'm not sure if there are grants out there for going to conferences in Europe.

i couldn't have done it during the years I worked 24/7 on what I call my own studio apprenticeship in clay, going to numerous shows and raising my son. I am taking a bit more time now and have far greater freedom although I, too, am always making choices based on time and money and commitment.

I hear that Jose may be making a workshop trip to Dunedin, Florida, a way for many more to share his skills.

Ginny
   
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It is true - we are working on getting Jose to conduct a short, demo style workshop at the Dunedin Fine Art Center - still in the planning stages.
We were planning this workshop for this past year but had to push it off for 2013 due to scheduling conflicts (too many workshops)

I am also in the category of not being able to jump off the treadmill long enough to fly to Spain for a workshop - not an excuse, just a reality of the lifestyle and work choices I have made. I am happy for those who can attend and dissapointed that I will not be able to join you. I do believe, where there is a will, there is a way, I just do not have it in me to make it happen.

It is my hope that those who can attend will pass on their experiences in a way that will help those of us who cannot attend still experience the joy and learning that will happen as a result of this meeting of the great crystalline minds. Maybe someone could wear a video cam on their head and we could log onto a website where the video would be playing non-stop. A sort of virtual workshop . . . Avi??

Thanks
Glenn Woods
   
MARISCAL
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 Posted June 11th, 2012 10:16 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Ginny Conrow wrote:
My travels have always been by backpack and mostly west to cheaper Asia or teaching to pay my way. I hope all of you who dream to go can find a way.

I hear that Jose may be making a workshop trip to Dunedin, Florida, a way for many more to share his skills.

Ginny



Hello everybody,

I'd like to travel like you Ginny, cheap travels and teach to pay a part of the travel and with the help of Glenn I can come to USA next year.

Travel is expensive but the experience of travel is the best experience !!! Live is the result of a lot of little moments and some great experiences like travels, the birth of a son, stay a few days with friends and so on....

A big hug from Spain!!!

José

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