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  • Learn More About Ceramics & Pottery

    The craft of ceramics is the forming of plaster, porcelain, or clay into items for decorative or utilitarian purposes. Our ancestors created ceramic water vessels, food containers, and bricks. In fact, some artifacts are more than 10,000 years old.

    Ceramicists on Etsy spin their creations on pottery wheels, build molds, and use cutting and shaping tools to fashion objects of beauty and elegance. With the right ceramics tools and materials—and perhaps a beginner's kit and how-to guide—you, too, can explore a gratifying artform and express yourself through ceramics.

    To get underway in crafting vases, bowls, and figurines, you’ll need:

    A proper ceramic tool set for convenience and precision Plastering tools to apply and shape plaster Brushes and sponges to create texture and clean drips Clay-handling tools to help you give form to porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware materials

    The work doesn't end after you've formed your work of art. Next, get out your: