About Pottery Design and Creation

Written by News Channel 2 on October 7, 2013. Posted in A pottery wheel, Paragon kiln, Skutt


A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. Through the use of electric kilns and a pottery wheel, anyone can create pottery. One who wants to create pottery much have ceramic supplies and know how to make pottery.

In all cases of pottery making, the object of firing the materials is to harden the wares, and the firing regime must be appropriate to the materials used to make them. Typically, earthenwares are fired at temperatures of about 1,000 degrees Celsius to 1,200 degrees Celsius.

The earliest forms of pottery were made from clays that were fired at low temperatures, either in pit fires or open bonfires. Today, there are a variety of different kilns that allow people to fire their pottery materials at whatever temperature is necessary. There are paragon kilns, olympic kilns, and electric kilns and all kilns allow pottery makers to harden their pottery making materials.

Some parts of hand built vessels are joined together with the aid of slip, which is an aqueous suspension of clay body and water. Overall, pottery making is a very productive and enjoyable process, and it is not that hard to learn. There are even pottery wheels for beginners and many places around the country offer different kinds of pottery lessons. It is never too late to get into pottery, as it can be extremely rewarding and in some cases even help the pottery creator make more money, if they were to sell their completed pottery.

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