Pottery Tips by the Pottery Wheel

I have always loved clay.  As a child, I would make things out of air-drying clay.  I can still remember the smell of it and the clammy cold feel.  It was funny stuff, it felt a bit like a mixture of plastic and clay, which come to think of it, it probably was.

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How to Fire Clay at Home – 7 Simple Ways to Fire Pottery

If you’ve started making pottery, you may be wondering how to fire clay at home.  The good news is that you don’t need a fancy art studio to fire your own pottery.  There are some simple, inexpensive ways to fire clay at home.  This article covers 7 ways of firing pottery and some of the…

how to glaze pottery at home

How to Glaze Pottery at Home – With or Without a Kiln

If you are starting your pottery journey, you may be wondering just how to glaze pottery at home.  Is it possible?  What are your options?  You will be pleased to know that it is completely possible to glaze pottery at home.  This article is all about the different ways to glaze pottery both with and…

types of clay for pottery

Types of Clay for Pottery – The 5 Main Types of Ceramic Clay

If you’re starting out in ceramics, you may be wondering about the different types of clay for pottery.  This information can feel overwhelming, so I thought it would be helpful to give a clear overview of the key differences.  In this article, I will take a walk through the main different types of clay for…

how to start a pottery hobby

12 Top Tips to Start a Pottery Hobby – A Beginners Guide

If you want to start a pottery hobby, it can be hard to know where to start.  Like all new ventures, it can feel like there is an overwhelming amount of information to learn.  But take heart, you only need to take one step at a time.  I have put together this handy list of…

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Cheap Pottery Wheel – A Complete Owners Review

The only way to get better at making pottery on a wheel is to practice as often as you can.  The best way to do this is to buy your own pottery wheel.  And, if you are starting out, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune.  But is buying a cheap pottery wheel a…

how to identify Roseville pottery

How to Identify Roseville Pottery – 5 Tell Tale Features

Perhaps you are an antique enthusiast, or maybe you love pottery.  Either way, if you think you have spotted or own some Roseville pottery, you may be wondering exactly how to identify Roseville pottery for certain.  Identifying antique pieces of pottery may be a painstaking process. Despite this, Roseville pottery has unique features that make…

Is Roseville pottery valuable

Is Roseville Pottery Valuable? 6 Key Factors in Valuation

It’s beautiful and highly prized, but is Roseville Pottery valuable? Here are 6 key factors that affect the value of this lovely pottery.

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How Long Does Silica Dust Stay in the Air? Pottery Issues

Silica dust is a real concern for lots of potters. But just how long does silica dust stay in the air, and how concerned should you be?

making slab pottery

Slab Pottery Ideas – 27 Amazing Projects to Try Out

Slab pottery is very versatile.  Slabs can be used for anything from dainty ceramic earrings to huge garden planters.  So, I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite slab pottery ideas.  I hope you find these projects as inspiring as I do. Slab Pottery Ideas I’m aiming below to give you an overview…

hand building pottery

Hand Building Pottery – 4 Easy Techniques

The beauty of hand building pottery is that you can get started without having to fork out for a lot of costly pottery equipment.  It helps to have some basic tools but you can improvise with most of these and use items you have around your home. The other appeal of hand built pottery is…