Learning About Clay

Clay – I’ve said before I have a basic knowledge. I worked with clay in college but it wasn’t my preferred medium. Fact is I was forced into a class by my teachers. They wanted me to break out of the printmaking and painting mode and into something more three dimensional. LOL I hated having my hands dirty and nearly flunked the class. I was rescued by fellow students who made pots for me and scratched my name on the bottoms of them.

I dabbled a bit when my daughter took up wheel thrown pottery as a hobby. My husband took a few classes with her and it was “their thing”. We’ve always had a wealth of clay books around the house. The photo shows my favorites. There are more on the shelves.

Then after I took a class three years ago from Jennifer Heynen that it began to come together. I’d highly recommend taking a local pottery class and reading. There are forums, organizations, Etsy eye candy, and plenty of on-line stores with books and supplies.

This is my list but there are many more:

Ceramics Art Daily
Clay Station
Crafts Forum UK
Wet Canvas

Wealth of Information:
Ceramics Art Daily
Ceramics Today

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