Be inspired by these pottery and ceramic projects shared by our makers. Learn about the materials used to make pottery and ceramics – from stain and glaze to the different types of clay. From jewelry to bowls, and plaques to sculptures, working in pottery or ceramics gives a maker freedom to make a variety of 3-D creative works of art.
My ceramic designs focus on a simple, natural beauty and a narrow color palette. I do throw small pots, the real joy is hand-building more organic pieces.
This garden gnome stands over 18" tall and one of my largest ceramic projects. He was fun and challenging to build.
I've loved all things creative since childhood and now make jewelry out of super white porcelain and accent with: water-etching and glazing.
This ceramic piggy bank that looks like a camera. I used a black clay body. Everything was slab built and hand carved. The color comes from acrylic paint.
Ceramic sculpture inspired by Black History Month. Terracotta, colored slips, and stain. Formed slab into a cone, then hand-built the figure, adding texture.
A play on words, this ceramic "eye" pod never runs out of memory. B-mix clay, Amaco underglazes, clear glaze, and low fired on stilts. Hand built.
I designed and made this self-storing ceramic chess set for my father. The piece was entirely hand-built with low-fire porcelain clay. Special game time!
Starting with a piece of chocolate, these handmade molded ceramic fish ornaments can adorn a holiday tree or decorate your space with an outdoorsy touch.
The terra cotta wall platter depicting St. Anthony was made as a gift. The low fire piece is embellished with sgraffito, melted glass seed beads and gold leaf.