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Making Handmade Pottery - What I Wish I Knew Before I Started

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Making Handmade Pottery - What I Wish I Knew Before I Started

I've been asked for advice on anything I wish I knew before starting pottery from my home garage studio. It got me thinking, and I couldn't really answer in a quick reply so decided to write this post. 

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A Beginners Guide To Making Your Own Pottery Glaze - Step by Step

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A Beginners Guide To Making Your Own Pottery Glaze - Step by Step

I imagine you found this article because you're already producing pottery and are interested in making your own pottery glazes. You're in the right place!

There are many books on glaze making which cover this topic in much more depth. To be honest I haven't read many of them - and I do like reading books.

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The Best Pottery Courses for Beginners - Pottery in Yorkshire

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The Best Pottery Courses for Beginners - Pottery in Yorkshire

There seems to be a resurgence in people interested in pottery making at the moment. Luckily there are lots of great places in Yorkshire offering pottery courses for beginners.

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What Makes The Perfect Handmade Mug? How Big & Why Handmade?

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What Makes The Perfect Handmade Mug? How Big & Why Handmade?

Your favourite mug is possibly one of your most treasured possessions. What exactly is it that makes you love it so much?

In this article I'll try and pin down what I think makes the perfect mug. I'd love to hear about your favourite features, and hopefully I can improve my making in the future.

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Stoneware Pottery - Is it safe? Does it break? Stoneware Q&A

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Stoneware Pottery - Is it safe? Does it break? Stoneware Q&A

When I checked Google for the term 'stoneware pottery' I noticed a few interesting questions pop up in the related searches box. I thought I'd try and answer some of those questions in one super helpful blog post!

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How to Start Selling Your Handmade Pottery Online

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How to Start Selling Your Handmade Pottery Online

I started making pots around five years ago, mainly just in the evenings and in the last few months I’ve started working one full day a week in my studio. There are many ways to sell pottery offline from craft fairs to galleries and gift shops. I’m just going to talk about online selling here as that’s where I have the most experience.

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The Absolute Best Potters On Instagram - According To Me

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The Absolute Best Potters On Instagram - According To Me

To be honest I joined Instagram because I wanted to show off about how great my pottery is. I soon found there are many super talented potters out there making beautiful work. So now I mostly just scroll through my feed feeling interior. Here are some of the people who make me feel inferior the most!

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The Recent Progress in my Pottery Career

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The Recent Progress in my Pottery Career

Wow my last blog post was about ten months ago, I must be really slacking! To be fair I've been pretty busy, I will try to condense the last year or so into a concise and amusing blog post.

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Becoming a Potter. Again.

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Becoming a Potter. Again.

So my plan for this year is to grow vegetables, make some nice food and take fancy photos with my new camera, served on tableware I make in the garage.

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Buying Plain, Unglazed Pottery To Paint Yourself

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Buying Plain, Unglazed Pottery To Paint Yourself

I've been asked about providing pottery for people to paint a couple of times so thought I'd write about it. I'm not that keen to do this, mainly because I'm not sure bisque fired pots would make it through the post safely. My method of making pottery is to throw the item on the wheel, then bisque fire it. After the bisque fire it is ready to glaze. At this stage it is very pourous and fragile. Not at all suitable for holding liquids or to be used for anything functional. I'm not sure what people mean by 'painting' ceramics....

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