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Becoming Creative

When a person decides to decorate their personal space, they often know how they want it to look when they are done. They might spend years searching out just the right pieces before they are finally satisfied. For those who keep finding things that are not quite perfect, a friend or loved one might suggest they make their own item. It could seem a ridiculous suggestion, but those who have had to listen to constant complaints might have a point. A person who takes them up on the idea when they are unable to find that perfect vase for the space they have will find that becoming creative can be a craft that can give them a lifetime of satisfaction.

When artists create clay vases, they often have their own vision of what they want to produce. If they are not making it for a particular customer, their own ideas are what fuel their creativity. For those who are seeking something but always find it too tall or short, to red or blue, too shiny or not enough, creating the piece they really want is part of why they are learning.

It can be difficult to get started on even the simplest forms, but practice will make it better if they are willing to do the work. When they have finally created and fired their perfect shape, the budding artist will have to choose colored glazes and their finish. This is where they can really achieve their goal, but they will have to take into account what the firing will do to their piece.

Finding just the right things for any space can be difficult, but those who are creative can always find a way. Even if they just want to make one piece for their own purposes, learning how to shape, decorate, and glaze a piece of pottery can be a wonderful way to complete a project.