Professional pottery studios are often looking for ways to expand their customer base. They want more people to experience pottery making and decorating. By finding new customers, they increase sales of already made items. This can also lead to sales for items such as clay and glazes. Many new artists...

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Adults and children often like to make pretty items as a hobby. Pottery painting is becoming a more popular way to spend time as it allows people to create a pottery piece in their choice of colors. There is no learning curve for throwing a pot or molding a cup....

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The growing popularity of pottery painting shops has given way to art showings. Many customers return time and again to paint new pieces. As these budding artists become more comfortable with their painting techniques, they create unusual and beautiful pieces. Pottery shops that offer painting are now beginning to have...

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Pottery pieces are made many different ways. Some are thrown on a pottery wheel. Others are hand rolled or pinched into shape. Some potters use sculpting tools on a block of clay to create their pieces. No matter the way the original form was created, the next step is firing...

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Shape is important in pottery because it sets the mood for the finished look. A vase that is too flat would not look quite right. A plate with sides that are too high would look more like a bowl. Once shape has been correctly mastered, a pottery piece is enhanced by decoration. This usually takes the form of stains, glazes or paints. These colorants are brushed onto the surface of a bisque piece. They can also be added after a glaze has been fired onto the piece. Paints, stains and glazes add color and focus to finished pottery.