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!
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
I am now on my third class teaching my friends on Zoom how to do basic ceramics. I am still learning myself, but it has been really fun to share the things that I have learned. It has been hard to get everyone's schedules all in synch. So it has been requested that I make … Continue reading How to make Ceramic Tiles Part 1
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