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
In this video I show my whole process for a bisque fire using my old Cress Electric Kiln FE-25-A. I attempt to do a Hold/Soak for the first time. I am still learning how to measure and control the temperature. I am still battling "crazing" glazes. Any tips and suggestions please feel free to leave … Continue reading 8th Kiln Load: Failures & Successes- Step By Step Bisque Process
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
Here is my 15 minutes of fame! In the December 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly you can find me being featured in an add for Cress Kilns! Cress reached out to me to see if I would be interested in being featured as an up and coming artist for their add. Ummm YES!!! What a … Continue reading I’m in a MAGAZINE!
For my 4th ceramic class teaching on Zoom, we glazed our ceramic tiles. For those who missed the class I made a YouTube video with an easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to glaze tiles for beginners. Watch the video below. https://youtu.be/NIKGw8OvUPA
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
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank invites you to partner with us to help fight hunger in our communities by participating in the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit. The event will take place on Saturday, February 25th 2017 at the Sysco Central California Facility, 136 Mariposa Rd., Modesto CA. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for our … Continue reading Empty Bowls Benefit
This week starts another adventurous food trial for me. I have been dealing with chronic migraines now for years. I've gone down the list of things to try to identify the cause. I'm fed up with traditional doctors. I've gotten no where with all the different meds they tried out on me and still no … Continue reading My first local organic food box!