There is simply no other craft which is more earthy than working with ceramics and pottery. When working with cool clay between your hands, a sense of calm emerges. Even for the beginner, there is something to be said for crafting a piece of earth into a usable piece of pottery.
Pottery is a craft which can be explored by all levels. Children are wonderful at pottery because they like to get their hands in the clay and are not worried about it being perfect.
Adults looking for a new hobby often find pottery as an opportunity to work with a medium, learning as you go along.
One basic pottery project for beginners which teaches hand-building techniques involves crafting a ball of clay into a bowl. This arts and craft project teaches the beginning pottery student how to work the clay smoothly and evenly between their fingers and palms. This is probably the most important step in basic pottery and will be repeated in every pottery project from here on out. The more even you can work the clay makes it fire better, harden better, and creates the foundation for properly thrown wheel clay.
Another great project to be enjoyed for anyone beginning in pottery is to learn how to make small clay flower pots. This project involves multiple techniques to learn. Making the grass from clay using a garlic press is usually the part students enjoy the most. Children who have used Play-Doh accessories will simply love this part.
Crafting things from pottery can be an enjoyable hobby for all ages and can be taken to any level one desires.
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