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Learning Ceramic for Own pleasure

Aug 17, 2007
Success cannot be achieved unless we have interest and pleasure in what we are doing. Due to the lack of interest and pleasure many people fails to achieved their goal. When you entered in ceramic world, to fulfill your passion for ceramic, there are some important points which you have to remember, read on the article and find how to achieve your goal.

Many part time potters entered the professional ranks when they found there was a market for molds of their original wares. Other hobbyists wanted to duplicate the pieces and they were willing to pay for the molds in which to cast them.

Besides selling their creations and the molds thereof, many professionals gain added income by teaching classes. Besides the tuition, which is generally very modest, they sell the necessary supplies to their students, and green ware, which are un-fired pieces ready to be decorated, glazed and placed in the kiln. There is no reason why you cannot turn your pastime into a profitable venture. However, unless you are some sort of wizard, the likes of which has yet to be discovered, it will be only after several years of practice. Though you may producer a perfect example of ceramic art on your very first attempt, which is not unusual, it requires study, patience and diligent application to do it time after time.

Besides gaining the sure-handed technique required of the professional, you will also have to develop the spark of inventive ability exhibited by the pace-setters in every field of endeavor. There is one more prerequisite for professionalism, by far the most important: You must get genuine pleasure from working with clay. If you do, there is a good chance that in the future you will be able to pad your regular income by selling the products of your studio.

The primary objective of most beginners, though, is to have fun and at the same time create fine ceramic items to enrich their homes. If this is your main target, you will find this a fascinating, rewarding pastime. Best of all, you'll be amazed at how soon you are turning out work you will be proud to show off.

This book is intended to be a guide for those who want to learn about ceramics for their own pleasure, first. The problems which are most likely to be puzzling to the tyro will be explained in pictures and down-to-earth language.

Step by step, you will learn about the tools and materials you will need; about molds, kilns, the potter's wheel, colors and glazes. You will be introduced to the various types of ceramics and learn the techniques in making each. You will learn how to plan and furnish your ceramics workshop. Finally, throughout the pages of this book are special do-it-yourself projects explained in detail, and most of these can be handled competently by the beginners.
About the Author
Mitch Johnson is a regular writer for http://www.curtains-n-drapes.com/ , http://www.urceramicsguide.info/ , http://www.goodbudgetholiday.info/
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