Arts

Experiencing the Potter’s Wheel

Throwing pots is a hobby for some people, and for others it is a way of life. There are people...

Arts

Decorating Ceramics for Gifts

Bright and colorful ceramic figurines are a wonderful gift. They allow the giver to use their own creative style and...

Arts

Branching Out into New Projects

While living museums continue to interest new people in the craft of pottery, many experienced potters have moved on to...

Arts

Decorating Pre-Made Ceramic Pieces

Not everyone is cut out to sit at a potter's wheel and throw plates and pots. For those people, creativity...

Living museums often include pottery making as part of their display of historical works and traditions. Movies and television shows have sometimes included throwing clay on a wheel and making pots part of their plots. Even books describe this ancient trade in glowing terms. All of these add up to the fact pottery has been part of mankind’s history for centuries and is still a valid occupation in the world today. There are more ways to work with clay than just using a potter’s wheel. Turning and shaping clay is only one way to enjoy pottery. Molding ceramics and decorating them has been a part of the art as well.