By the time most people are ready to set up their own pottery studio, they have been working at the local pottery shop for at least several months. This allows them the opportunity to meet others who share their passion for creation, and making friends among the group is a...

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Clay is a wonderful medium for those who want to learn how to create, and many people find a ready source of material in their area. They may buy a potter’s wheel, and some of them will even set up their own small shop. This is a great hobby for...

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It is a joy to watch an experienced potter throw a lump of clay onto a wheel and create a bowl, dish, mug or pot. The process looks seamless and easy. Of course that is generally what happens when an experienced potter is at the wheel. With any hobby or...

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When a person is demonstrating for an audience how to do something, there are generally unexpected results. Sometimes the demonstration goes according to plan. This in itself is a surprise because it doesn't happen very often. The instructor may have an off day, or the clay might be unworkable for...

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Choosing the type of clay to be used to make a piece of pottery depends on the skill of the potter and the item they are making. Clay has imperfections within it, and the potter must understand how to choose correctly. While many projects can be done with a variety...

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