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
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!
I’m featured in The Potters Cast Podcast!
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!
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