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.
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!
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.
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!
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....