Throughout history, people have been making many different forms of art. Some art is created simply for aesthetic purposes, while other art is created with the purpose of providing a function as well as being aesthetically appealing. Pottery making and ceramic making are some of the oldest existing art forms that are still are practiced today. Individuals who are making pottery or ceramics can find wide selections of pottery supplies and ceramics supplies such as LandL kilns, pottery wheels, clays, and glazes from online pottery supply stores.
Earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain are the three main types of pottery. Ceramics are inorganic, nonmetallic solids that are prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. One popular pottery process is called throwing, and it entails a ball of clay being placed in the center of a turntable, which is called the wheel head, which is rotated by the potter with either a stick, foot power, or with a variable speed electric motor.
A clay article or material does not become pottery until after it is fired in a some type of kiln, such as LandL kilns. Once it has gone through the process of firing, a clay body can then be decorated. Potters and ceramic makers can fulfill their needs for various pottery and ceramic supplies by searching the selections on an online pottery supply store.