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
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
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
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
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
How do you beat the triple digit heat wave that has been pounding California this summer? Stay inside and make clay worms of course! This was my first time playing with Super Sculpey oven bake clay. It was a lot easier to use than I anticipated! I really couldn't believe how detailed you can get … Continue reading Word to the Worm!
I had the privilege of making a sign for a Wedding Shower. The theme was Beauty and the Beast. I made the sign out of old pallet wood, wood stain and acrylic paint.
Costume parties are probably one of my all time favorites. I had a very limited time to whip up a costume for a movie character theme. I instantly thought of Suzy's Raven costume from Moonrise Kingdom. I made the bird head out of old black T-shirts, button eyes and a paper beak. Super easy and … Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom Raven