Whether you are taking a class for an easy credit in community college or you are just looking into starting a new hobby, then you might want to look into pottery. If you want a fun, challenging, and rewarding new hobby, then here are a few things that you should know before you begin.
1. In its simplest form, pottery is made by forming a pottery clay body, beginners usually begin with a ballon pottery wheels that will be formed into a simple vase, then it is heated. This heating takes place at very high temperatures in a pottery kiln which removes all the water from the clay. Removing the water is important because it increases their strength and hardens and sets their final shape.
One of the oldest mediums in art is pottery making, of which the hand forming of clay has traces back to ancient prehistoric times. The most fascinating aspect of pottery making, in fact, traces back to cultures that were preliterate. Artifacts from these eras have been unearthed that show that distinct styles, pottery supplies and tools, and techniques were employed.
If you have ever tried to mold your own masterpiece, then you know far too well how delicate a craft pottery making really is. In addition to hand forming, a common method, known as throwing, is often used. Pottery throwing (which stems from Old English), involves placing a ball of clay onto the center of pottery wheels. Then, with the use of pottery tools, your own hands