Friday June 3rd, 2022 & Saturday June 4th, 2022. If your in the Modesto, CA please stop by and visit my booth at either of these Pop-Up Shop events... Starting my dream career as a ceramic artist comes with many challenges. Finding ways to sell my artwork is at the top of the list! As … Continue reading Back to Back Pop-Up Shop Events!
Mark your calendars! Coming Soon! Pop Up Shop Saturday April 30th, 2022 Pop Up Shop of Women Owned Small Businesses Saturday April 30th, 11am - 2pm. 2634 Stoneridge Dr. Modesto, CA 95355. This will be my very first time selling my ceramics to the public in person! I have been working really hard to get … Continue reading My First Pop Up Shop Selling My Ceramics!
My name is Athena Mariah LaRue and I make slow art! This website is my hub for people to stay in touch with what I'm making. Be sure to check out my online store to see what goodies I have for sale. Or keep up to date with my YouTube videos to see my learning … Continue reading Welcome to Hard Shell Slimy Snail!
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 unbox my first DiamondCore L1, L2, L3 sgraffito stylus tools. I try them out doing sgraffito on greenware tiles and a pot. https://youtu.be/dROLN5jICNo -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 … Continue reading DiamondCore Unboxing L1, L2, L3 Sgraffito Demo
In this video I will introduce you to my new Skutt KM 822-3 Electric Ceramic Kiln! I am so excited it is finally here. I will unbox my new kiln and walk through the step by step process of setting it up with the new KMT Touchscreen. https://youtu.be/WQsxApLJXjU -Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube … Continue reading How to set up new Skutt Kiln & KMT Touchscreen – UNBOXING- SETUP & DEMO
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