Just a friendly update from my studio and a kiln unloading. This is my first time experimenting with cone 5 Amaco Potters Choice Glazes. I mixed them with the Mayco Jungle Gems glazes that I had on Laguna BMix Cone 5 clay and fired them to cone 5. I was really please with the results. … Continue reading Layering Melty Ceramic Glaze Combos Kiln Opening
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
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!
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
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
Super cute ruffle aprons made out of cotton material. Stop by my shop to get one! Click here to visit my etsy shop!