Learning how to shape clay and make decorative items is a hobby that is seeing a rebirth in modern times, but few people realize its attraction to those of all age groups. Young children find it a fascinating way to pass the time, and they are happy to make many...

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Local pottery shops are great places to go with friends and family to create or paint pottery. Most of these shops offer special promotions for groups. They do this as a way to fill their kilns and operate them at a profit rather than a loss. Kiln firing is one...

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Clay pieces are often useful items for the home. Pots, bowls, plates and mugs are all pieces that can be made on a potter's wheel. Some pieces are not quite so useful, but are still welcome additions to any home setting. A clay figurine is just one example. It is...

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Glazes work by forming a coat of glass that will bond to the bisque. The glaze that touches the bisque penetrates it to seal the microscopic holes created in the clay during the first heating process.

Once a piece of clay has been shaped into an object and fired, it becomes...

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Normally with children you would want to start off with hand-building pottery before moving onto the wheel. The wheel can be frustrating for even adults, so it's best to save that task for last. Some simple projects for your child to start out with are plates, small mugs and even...

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Learn how to make a basic pottery piece from choosing the item the wish to make to choosing the type of clay you wish to use followed by what technique is best for your chosen project.

1. First choose what type of item you are going to create and whether it...

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