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The Potter's Space

Working with clay takes space, and depending on what you are doing, you will have specific needs. In addition to literal space, there is also the "space" of thought and idea. We will explore both literal and conceptual aspects of the potter's space.
  1. Studio Design for Potters (5)
  2. A Potter's Conceptual Space (11)
  3. 3-D Design (5)
  4. Safety in Ceramics (10)

Start Out With Clay
Pottery can be a mild interest, consuming little of your time or money, or it can become a major part of your life. If you are just starting out, it is a good idea to try pottery out either in a beginner’s class or by buying a bit of clay and doing some hand building on your own. If you are starting out on your own, there may be some questions that you have as how to begin.

Three Foundations of Pottery Skills
Your pottery skills will be greatly enhanced if you know the three foundations underlying of pottery-making. Your development as a potter rests squarely on practice, experience, and experimentation.

The Value of Art and Pottery Making
Something most people don't realize is how much people learn through such art making. Do you know all the benefits of art and pottery making?

What Value Does Pottery Making Have for You?
What value does pottery and art making have to you? What value does art and pottery making have in general? Why is art and pottery making important?

Clay in Three Dimensions
Clay is a three dimensional media. Working in three dimensions is best accomplished when you have a knowledge base to work from.

How to Photograph Pottery
Knowing how to photograph pottery can make a sometimes frustrating experience into a rewarding one.

Gifts to Give to Potters
Have you ever been stymied trying to think of the perfect gift for the potter(s) in your life? Here are some ideas for great gifts for potters, from the small and inexpensive to the extravagant.

Give the Hobby of Pottery as a Gift
You can give the hobby of pottery-making as a gift to those you know who love to explore their creative side, who need a hobby that can sooth and relax them, and for those who simply enjoy getting dirty.

How to Pack Pottery for Mailing and Shipping
Safely packing pottery to mail or ship it takes the knowledge of how to pack it so it won't break.

Pottery Legends and Tales
Pottery has a rich history, which includes a number of legends and tales. Some are very much the stuff of folklore, but many have a touch of plausibility. Here, with no further ado, are a collection of pottery legends for your enjoyment.

How to Save Ugly Pots and Pottery Seconds
Readers share their methods of saving those ugly pots and pottery seconds that all of us potters have come out of the kiln once in a while. See submissions

Identifying and Collecting Pottery FAQ
I am often asked to help people identify pottery they have purchased. Here are some answers and guidelines to help you if you wish to know more about the pottery you have added to your collection.

250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters
"250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters" promises that it will be an "indispensable compendium of essential knowledge and troubleshooting tips" for those engaging in the ceramic arts and craft. Find out if it delivers on this claim!

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