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Can I Teach Myself Pottery?

Learning pottery as a hobby or career can be a fun experience. You might try and enroll in a pottery class or ask a friend of yours to teach you the basics. However, if you plan on learning pottery all by yourself, the road might not be easy. With the right dedication and effort, you…

How Fast Should A Pottery Wheel Spin?

A potter’s wheel helps shape & round the pottery wares with the help of a technique termed throwing. The wheel’s speed helps determine how well the clay would center and form a shape. Understanding the cues for obtaining the right wheel speed will help make the process of pottery making easier for artists.   So,…

Can Ceramics be Microwaved?

Most plates and bowls are deemed safe for use in the microwave. However, using the incorrect dish can ruin the dinner as well as the dinnerware. Microwaves are very convenient to heat up your food, but when using ceramics, you might have to practice some caution. Although ceramics such as porcelain and stoneware are considered…

Can I Spray Paint Pottery?

Creating your ceramic piece and painting it the way you want is always fun. Especially the world of pottery flaunts many ways to deck up your creation in front of you. There are plenty of ways to give your pottery work a bolstering look, from glazing to pit firing. However, it may not always be…

The Seven Stages of Pottery Clay

As you discover the beauty of pottery, it is important to understand the basics. The first step to ace your pottery game is to understand everything about the base element, which is “Clay.” As versatile as this element is, it achieves 7 different stages during the crafting process. Understanding this is very important for beginners…

Is Air-Dry Clay Flammable?

By now, you must have surely understood how the air-dry clay works. However, there is still so much more to learn about this unique clay variant. One question that always ails most air-dry clay users is whether this clay is flammable. And, the answer to this question isn’t straight. There is no simple yes or…

The Best Paint to Use with Air-Dry Clay

Sculpting with air-dry clay is fun and popular among beginner DIY artists and crafters. This clay is very easy to use, and you don’t even require an oven or kiln to provide it a hard finish. Apart from this, air-dry clay is mostly non-toxic and mineral-based, making it perfect for kids too. But, what would…

How Long Does It Take For Air Dry Clay to Dry?

The drying time of air-dry clay varies depending on different factors. For example, unlike Polymer clay, which needs to be baked in the oven to dry, the drying time for air dry clay depends on its thickness. Similarly, it can dry within 24-48 or even 72 hours before it is exposed to air before complete…