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Pottery Lesson Plan Ideas for Art Teachers

November 25, 2013

Pottery Lesson Plan Ideas for Art Teachers Teaching pottery is a very challenging task, especially when you know that your lessons could be responsible for creating future artists. Pottery is considered one of the oldest arts in our history and it is our responsibility to carry forward the tradition. If you are a pottery teacher […]


History of Ancient Greek Pottery

History of Ancient Greek Pottery   Ancient Greek pottery reflects the true image of Greek society and uncovers many important aspects of Greek history. Most of the Greek artwork has been lost and pottery is one of the few ways left to get a glimpse of ancient Greek mythology and day-to-day life of Greece. Greek […]


Pottery Tips for Beginners

Pottery Tips for Beginners It is so much fun being able to express your creative side by throwing your own pottery. Pottery has always been known as an art with great history throughout the world. The best thing about pottery is that you do not need fancy supplies and huge sum of money to get […]


The History of Asian Pottery

The History of Asian Pottery Asian pottery has great significance in the world of pottery. Pottery from Japan and China has been popular since the 16th century. The long history of Asian pottery has resulted in a great collection of designs and effects. We are going to discuss a bit about the history of Chinese, […]


Popular Pottery Glazing Techniques

Popular Pottery Glazing Techniques   One of the best things about pottery is the large number of glazing techniques available to decorate your finished work. You can experiment with endless combinations of pottery decorations. One can achieve countless possibilities by combining at least two glazes and get magnificent effects. You can impart more life into […]


How to Cure Clay Pottery

How to Cure Clay Pottery   Clay pottery has been used since the 18th century. It is used for both cooking as well as decorative purposes. Clay pottery is prepared by making a vessel and then baking it to make an earthen pot. Very few people are aware of the fact that pottery has to […]


Pottery Supplies, Tools, and Safety Tips

Pottery Supplies, Tools, and Safety Tips   One of the most common questions asked by aspiring potters is how they can set up their studio. The main concern is to take care of the pottery supplies and arrange all the required tools in order to efficiently create your pottery. It is always exciting to get […]


The History of Mayan Pottery

The History of Mayan Pottery A very important aspect of Mayan culture was their love for art. Mayan pottery has been associated with many of the Mayan stories, rituals, and histories of Mayan rulers. The birth of Mayan pottery took place around 250 B.C. where it was used for basic purposes like kitchen utensils, pots, […]


How to Determine the Origin of Pottery

How to Determine the Origin of Pottery Every piece of pottery tells its own story and the time and place of its creation. Generally there are some important details associated with pottery including a signature, date of origin, place of manufacturing, and the artist. In most cases, marks made on soft clay are hard to […]


Tips on How to Shop for an Electric Pottery Kiln

Tips on How to Shop for an Electric Pottery Kiln Many potters rely on electric pottery kilns for creating different effects. But the problem is that these kilns are expensive and hence it is important to consider some important factors before buying your first electric kiln. Electric pottery kilns are one of the most preferred […]