Pottery is any item that is made of clay, and it is how dish sets that are used on a daily basis are manufactured. These dishes are often crafted to be beautiful as well as useful. This is an art form that is made to be enjoyed as well as a collection of items to be used. While a few pieces are produced to sit on shelves as displays, most pottery is not in this category. People buy dishes, pots and bowls for dining, perhaps for special holidays. Whether used for every day or on special occasions, dish sets are useful, living art.
For those who live a life filled with color, their dishes might seem a bit plain. The rule for many modern homemakers is that the...READ MORE
All pottery begins as clay or kaolin. After the clay has been shaped, it is then fired in a kiln. Depending on the ingredients...READ MORE
There are many ways to decorate pottery. For single pieces, the artist usually does this step by hand. They shape the piece and add colors...READ MORE
Learning to throw clay on a pottery wheel is a basic skill every potter needs, and it is generally used to make round objects such...READ MORE
Color is an important facet of the beauty of pottery. Rather than using paint, stains are used once the piece has been shaped and gone...READ MORE
It is a sad truth that the daily wear and tear on a set of dishes can eventually make it less than useful for the...READ MORE