Arts

Using Molds for Clay Art

Fine china made from clay has long been considered a form of art even though it is used for eating....

Arts

Shaping Clay for Art

Throwing pots on a wheel is a common way to shape clay. It provides the artist with a round object....

Arts

Pottery Classes for All Ages

Throwing pots is a wonderful experience for people of all ages. It requires patience and attention to detail. For the...

Arts

The Art of Clay Pottery

Pottery vessels were an invention of ancient tribes of men. Clay is abundant in many areas, and it is easy...

Clay is a material that is found all over the planet. It is a naturally occurring substance and results from the breakdown of feldspar by water. Clay deposits are often found near the surface of the ground and have been used for millennia by man to create pottery. Advances in decorating and glazing techniques helped to establish pottery and ceramics as strong substances that could be used on a daily basis. As leisure time grew among ancient man, clay pots became more popular for daily use. As strong and beautiful pots and vessels became more widespread, they became an art form.