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
DiamondCore Unboxing PF1 Vs. Kemper Clay Carving Tools
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
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