Marcia is a Professor Emerita from Montana State University-Billings. Her work has appeared in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Technical, Pottery Making Illustrated, Alternative Firing Methods, Advanced Raku Techniques, Raku Masters, Papaer Clay; The Art and Practise. and more. She has taught Raku and Alternative Firing Workshops in Italy, Canada, France, Spain, Scotland, Uzbekistan , and across the US. More about Marcia 

Ceramic Sagger-fired pot, Obvara with Sodium Silicate Crackled Surface, Array of Foil Sagger-fired pots, my workshop in Las Cruces firing Obvara, Demonstrating Sodium Silicate Crackled Surface technique 

​​Alternative Firing online at Teachin' 

Third Annual Ceramics Invitational at the Radius Gallery in Missoula, MT   May 2018

Wood-fired Symposium at La Meridiana June 2018

Tuscarora Pottery School  Summer 2018

San Miguel de Allende  October 8-12, 2018

Raku Workshop at the Carbon County Art Guild Depot ​in Red Lodge, MT 2001 .

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Program for Alternative Firing Workshops

My 5-day workshops on Alternative Firing usually cover Ceramic Sagger Firings, Foil Sagger Firing and Obvara. If time permits, we can also fire raku and horse hair and feathers. During a five day course We make pieces for the three processes, make quick terra sig, burnish, bisque fire, make obvara brew, make or bring ceramic saggers, and prepare pieces for firing.Depending on the number of raku kilns available we can cover many techniques. In Scotland we had 5 raku kilns and people brought their bisque wars with them. In two days, we fired Obvara, Ceramic Saggers and Foil Saggers with 30 participants.If you are interested in hosting a workshop contact me at