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
My First 10 Pound Pot FAIL!!
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
Read my lips Challenge – Ceramic Giveaway
The first YouTube Subscriber to guess the song name and artist and write it in the comments will win the handmade ceramic planter that I made in this video. Watch the video in awkward silence as I have fun making a pot and singing my little heart out! If no one guesses the song in … Continue reading Read my lips Challenge – Ceramic Giveaway
Home Shopping Infomercial
Just for fun, our family made a fake home shopping infomercial parody. Funny 1980s skit. Recorded and edited by my brilliant husband Mike LaRue. Starring the LaRue family: Athena, Mike & Ibanez. https://youtu.be/iRGJwWjNiik
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!
How to Make a Ceramic Leaf Plate
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
My 9th Kiln Load: Failures & Successes – Using a Pyrometer & Thermocouple
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
8th Kiln Load: Failures & Successes- Step By Step Bisque Process
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
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 2: Glazing
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