I think I've shared with readers before, but one of my daughters, as a teenage asked me to take a pottery course with her. It was one of the most rewarding times as the mother of a teen I could have.
I discovered through that experience that I loved working with clay to create "hand built" pottery, but would probably never be any good at the wheel, or "hand thrown" pottery.
Hand made pottery of any kinds, whether it is thrown, raku, hand built, Majorca or even porcelain makes a wonderful gift because of its personal nature. You can often see subtle signs of human interaction with the clay, just like in a painting you can often see distinctive brush marks made by the artist.
We hope you enjoy perusing our pages for pottery!--Ruth Mitchell
Above left: "Faceted Cream and Sugar" by Allan Buitekant
Above right: "Organic Cap Jar" by Gina Skillings
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