New Video: 10 Month Quarantine – Episode 2 – Filling Time with Clay!

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!

My third kiln load: Failures & Successes

Check out my new Youtube video! I'm still flying blind trying to learn how to use my old Cress Electric Kiln FE-25-A. Join me on my third batch of bisque and glaze firing. Still learning how to measure and control temperature. Also, see the results for my first time using a custom silk screen I … Continue reading My third kiln load: Failures & Successes

How to make Ceramic Tiles Part 1

I am now on my third class teaching my friends on Zoom how to do basic ceramics. I am still learning myself, but it has been really fun to share the things that I have learned. It has been hard to get everyone's schedules all in synch. So it has been requested that I make … Continue reading How to make Ceramic Tiles Part 1

My second kiln load

I'm still learning how to use my old Cress Electric Kiln FE-2-A. It is so exciting to learn about clay and ceramics and pottery. It has always been my dream to be a full time artist. Join me on my journey! https://youtu.be/l9LszCpaXvk Kiln Diary Notes: 9/12/20 My 2nd Bisque Fire. My goal was to get … Continue reading My second kiln load

Kiln Thermocouple Type K Cress

Replacing Kiln Thermocouple Type K

Check out my new video on how I replaced my old Cress Electric Kiln Thermocouple with the new Type K model. https://youtu.be/ArELp16U8Cg Cress was able to send me the new updated model for my kiln. Type K Y-1028 Thermocouple. For my Cress Electric Kiln FE-25-A. The stem is about 4" making the whole unit a … Continue reading Replacing Kiln Thermocouple Type K

First EVER Glaze Fire

Success and Failures! My first glaze fire to cone 6 with my old Cress FE-25-A electric kiln. Using Dave's Porcelain Laguna clay and a mysterious "Chocolate Pudding" clay I got in an unmarked bucket as a gift, my closest guess is that it is a stoneware clay?? Also a mystery sculpture clay from 18 years … Continue reading First EVER Glaze Fire