Did you know that pottery is not just made with one material? Interesting! It can actually be made from earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. How to make pottery is done by forming a clay body into objects of required shape and then heating them at high temperatures in a kiln. You ever heard of a Kiln? Well if you have not, a kiln is used to remove all of the water from the clay, which is the process that helps it increase its strength and it is what allows it to harden and set the shape.
These steps of pottery making are fun and tedious, yet relaxing and stress reliving, but now the really fun part comes in! The fire! uh oh, be careful you pyros, do not have too much fun with this part! So anyway, the firing aspect is used to pertinently harden the wares, but must be used in the right way based on the materials being used.
Speaking of the firing aspect, the earliest method of how to make pottery was done by placing clays in pit fires or in open bonfires, but these temperatures were much lower than the ones used today. Glazed stoneware, which we now know as ceramics, was first created as early as the 15th century BCE in China. Pottery glazes are what make something look ceramic, so think of it as the final touch to the over all project and process in how to make pottery.
Pottery supplies like pottery tools, small kilns, big kilns, and other pottery equipment can be sold at local or online ceramic suppliers, in which are very affordable. They will even tell you which kiln will be best for the type of pottery making that you will be doing! So if you a pottery making beginner, there is nothing to fear, there are many things out there that can provide you with instructions on how to began your new hobby of ceramics and pottery making. Most suppliers and stores can help you, but it is as easy as going on the internet, and then boom, in a couple clicks, you can find out anything you need to know through experienced potters on the web or professionals at a store.