Studio pottery is at the same time simple and complex.

The basics are simple:

  1. Get some clay (one of the most plentiful substances on Earth).
  2. Form it in the shape you want.
  3. Fire it to a temperature hot enough to "freeze" it's shape. (This is called "bisque" firing.)
  4. Decorate the pot with glazes.
  5. Fire it again to melt the glazes onto the pot.

The variations are endless!

Use the navigation bar below to read about a few of the variations at each step.