The history of pottery is prehistoric. It was used in cultures before people could read and write. Pottery was first made in Chine during the Tang Dynesty. Pottery is an ancient art that should not be forgotten.
Are you wondering how to make pottery? There are three different ways to make ceramics. There is oven bake clay, that does not need to be fired in a kiln, there is hand building with regular clay, which requires a kiln, and wheel building with regular clay, which also requires a kiln. You should experiment with each kind so you know exactly which type you prefer. There are also many different additives you can add to your clay to get different desired effects. Materials such as sand can give a really course feeling to your object.
Once you decide on how you are going to make your pottery, you need to decide on what kind of clay you will use and how you will fire it. Firing an object is to permanently harden the material used. The process of the firing differs on the medium being used. There are harder materials, such as porcelain, that need to be fired at high levels of heat, and there are softer materials that require firing at low levels of heat, such as earthenware. No one material is better than another, you should try everything to see what it is that you like the best. You should also try a paragon firefly kiln.
You can decorate a piece of clay pottery before or after you fire it in the kiln, but once you have fired your piece, you can glaze it. There are many different kinds of glazes and ways to apply glaze. There are both liquid and dry glazes. Once you decide on the glaze you want to use, you have to decide how you want to apply it. You can brush it on or dip it, or sponge it. There are also pottery tools to help you engrave into your project. The possibilities are endless and you can get really imaginative with this part of the process.
There is sure to be a pottery making facility near you that offers classes and memberships to use their tools. You will surely want to try out pottery somewhere before you go out and buy all the costly supplies to make it at home. You will have to try out different kilns to see which is right for you. Maybe the paragon firefly kiln is what you are looking for. Even if the paragon firefly kiln is not what you are looking to own, you are sure to find a kiln that is perfect for you. There are many different kinds of pottery wheels. There are also pottery wheels for beginners. You can guy pottery tools and supplies usually at the same places that offer classes.