This video shows the whole process of how to recycle and reclaim clay for ceramics. If your trying to reclaim a solid block of dried clay or turn liquid slip clay back into workable clay, this video will show the whole process. There are many ways to do this process. This is just the way … Continue reading How to Recycle & Reclaim Clay
Just a friendly update from my studio and a kiln unloading. This is my first time experimenting with cone 5 Amaco Potters Choice Glazes. I mixed them with the Mayco Jungle Gems glazes that I had on Laguna BMix Cone 5 clay and fired them to cone 5. I was really please with the results. … Continue reading Layering Melty Ceramic Glaze Combos Kiln Opening
Please enjoy this relaxing video showing the whole process of making a handmade ceramic Samurai mug with a katana sword handle. https://youtu.be/VwZ6hzQq8kQ -Please make sure to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/hardshellslimysnail -Also, check out my website to see what goodies I have for sell: https://hard-shell-slimy-snail-productions.square.site -If you happen to have $2 to spare please stop by my Patreon … Continue reading Samurai Mug Video
In this video I will introduce you to Brian my new Shimpo Nidec Slab Roller! I am so excided he is finally here. I will share his long journey to arrive in my studio, which reminded me of Brian Robson and his long journey home. I will also show how to make ceramic tiles using … Continue reading Shimpo Nidec Slab Roller Tile Making Demonstration
In this video I unbox my first DiamondCore PF1 carving tool. I have always used the Kemper Clean Up tool for carving and I wanted to compare to see which one is better. There is a steep price difference between DiamondCore and Kemper, is the extra cost worth it? Watch the video to find out … Continue reading DiamondCore Unboxing PF1 Vs. Kemper Clay Carving Tools
I have been using my potters wheel consistently for over a year now, I have worked my way up to throwing 10 pounds. It started out very exciting, but due to a rookie move it has ended in disaster! Check out my epic fail as I learn more about ceramics and using a kiln. https://youtu.be/hsLC1OVGwc8
Athena Mariah LaRue will give a recap of relearning ceramics while Sheltering In Place durning the Coronavirus Pandemic. https://youtu.be/M7iK0gh7ziI *Be sure to send me your Beer Labels to: Hard Shell Slimy SnailPO Box 576053Modesto, CA 95355USA *If you would like to check out the Ceramics Monthly Magazine I'm featured in Dec. 2020 - Feb. 2021 … Continue reading New Video: 10 Month Quarantine – Episode 2 – Filling Time with Clay!
To celebrate his 700th episode Paul Blais has invited his fans to submit audio recordings talking about their "Small Victories". I have been a big fan of his show and listen to it while I work with clay every week. It was a real privilege to be a part of his special show. Be sure … Continue reading I’m featured in The Potters Cast Podcast!
Check out my new video. Step by step instructions on how to make a ceramic slab built Monstera Leaf Plate for beginners. Check out my YouTube Chanel for free online ceramic class videos. https://youtu.be/cn4TssCYQrA Here is the PDF file for the Monstera Leaf Pattern: Monstra leafDownload
In my journey of learning about ceramics, I am determined to over come "crazing" glazes. I unbox a new Pyrometer and Thermocouple, and try using this to determine the cooling temperature of my old Cress manual electric kiln. https://youtu.be/-O7lJ3iHiOA