Ceramics and Pottery Classes

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on July 26, 2013. Posted in A pottery wheel, Electric kiln, Pottery wheel for sale

Pottery glazes

Many people take classes in ceramics or pottery making. Pottery is made from clay. The clay is formed into objects of specified shapes and then heating them to high temperatures in an oven which is called a kiln. Heating the clay in the pottery kiln removes the water from the clay, and increases the strength of the object as it hardens and the shape becomes set.

There are shops and other places where classes are taught, and pottery wheel supplies are available for student use. For more advanced students, or people who are interested in pottery making as a business, there is equipment available for purchase. There are pottery wheel supplies, pottery clays, pottery glazes and other items available for sale for those who would like to own their own pottery tools and supplies.

When pottery is being made, the clay can either be decorated before or after the heating, or firing. In order to produce the desired results, additives can be worked into the clay before forming. Coarse materials such as sand can be used to give the final project the desired texture. It is not until the firing in a kiln has been completed that a clay object becomes pottery.
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Comments (6)

  • Alexis Chapman
    November 6, 2013 at 12:23 am |

    My sister in law makes a lot of ceramic items: vases, bowls, lamps and other things. Her stuff always looks great. I tried it once and could not even make a decent looking ashtray, but she is really good at it.

  • Ben Delgado
    March 5, 2014 at 8:16 pm |

    I used to take a ceramics class a few years ago. It was fun, but ever since my son was born I have not had time for it. Now he is in kindergarten, so maybe I will take another class.

  • Bailey Caldwell
    April 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm |

    I used to take a ceramics class a few years ago. It was fun, but ever since my son was born I have not had time for it. Now he is in kindergarten, so maybe I will take another class.

  • May 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm |

    I used to take a ceramics class a few years ago. It was fun, but ever since my son was born I have not had time for it. Now he is in kindergarten, so maybe I will take another class.

  • June 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm |

    I used to take a ceramics class a few years ago. It was fun, but ever since my son was born I have not had time for it. Now he is in kindergarten, so maybe I will take another class.

  • Frank Weaver
    July 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm |

    I used to take a ceramics class a few years ago. It was fun, but ever since my son was born I have not had time for it. Now he is in kindergarten, so maybe I will take another class.

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