Arts & Crafts

A New Niche for Clay Artists

A wealth of new pottery shops have sprung up recently, and people who are seeking a hobby to help relax...

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Glazing a Finished Piece

Glazes are composed of three basic parts that are necessary for successful bonding. They each must contain a flux, a...

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Help For Modern Clay Artists

The process of using lithographs for pottery decoration was invented just over 250 years ago in France. It involves making...

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A New Generation of Ceramic Artists

Advances in medical care have allowed people to live longer and healthier lives. Retirement is no longer considered a time...

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Clay Art For The Hobbyist

Not everyone wants to be a full-time artist. Some people enjoy crafting their own designs in different mediums just for...

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Making A Vision Come To Life

Many artists choose to use clay as their method of transfer. It is a material that can be molded into...

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Clay Art is a Modern Hobby

Painted designs on a piece of clay art range from straightforward patterns to intricate designs. The majority of them are...

Artists work in many different mediums and many have a particular preference. One of those choices is working with clay. It is a versatile material that lends itself to artistic creativity. It is malleable and can be shaped by hand on a potter's wheel, or it can be molded and pressed in the art of sculpting until the final form desired is achieved. Color is another facet of clay that artists appreciate. The clay itself can be colored and it can also be fired with different glazes to create a distinctive look or design. Different combinations of working clay, firing processes and glazes offer artists a limitless vista for creativity.