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Common Pottery Terms

Pottery refers to the process of making ceramic household items, like dinnerware, as well as more luxurious items, like teapots and vases, out of clay. Clay is a natural material found in the earth that contains a good deal of water moisture. While still wet, the clay resembles mud and in this stage can be shaped using a variety of pottery tools. Once the shape is complete, the clay will be fired in a kiln, which removes all moisture and allows the clay to become hard. Making pottery is a very involved process and some of the terms are listed below.

  • Ceramics – This word comes from the Greek keramikos which translates to of pottery. Earthenware clays were the earliest type of ceramics, but this group also includes stoneware, porcelain and bone china. Ceramics classes are often taught at art centers, giving beginners and intermediate students an outlet to make their own pieces of ceramic artwork out of clay.
  • Porcelain – A type of ceramic mix that is white. Porcelain is often used to make fine dinnerware and tea services like teapots. The finished product is usually adorned with paint.
  • Potters Wheel – A common pottery tool that is used to shape objects. The clay is placed in the center and then spun around while it is being shaped by hand. This process is also called throwing.
  • Potter's Mark – The term used for the stamp, or mark, that an artist gives their product. It is usually a unique symbol limited to a particular artist or pottery house. Outlet stores usually sell a particular mark.
  • Glaze – A special type of paint that is used for ceramics to give them a brilliant sheen of color. The glaze has to be applied after the clay has been fired in the kiln.
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    Remember This Paint Studio
    140 Main St, Hiram, GA 30141
    We are a unique, family owned ceramics shop specializing in ceramic and pottery painting. Our style of arts and crafts caters to those of all ages. Call today to book your next party or event!
    (770) 668-3443
    Mud Monkey on Peachtree
    2385 Peachtree Dr Ne, Atlanta, GA 30305
    Let your creativity blossom at Mud Monkey on Peachtree, a pottery painting studio for the whole family. You may also call us at (470) 240-2739 in Atlanta, GA, to purchase pottery gift items.
    (470) 240-2739
    AW Pottery
    3200 Cumberland Dr, Atlanta, GA 30341
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    (770) 220-2900
    User Review: "Went to chamblee city works to drop off recycle items and found aw pottery. Great find for the trip." - John (GA)
    Aret With Heart Potte
    775 S Park St, Carrollton, GA 30117
    (770) 834-1669
    Art With Heart Pottery
    110 Adamson Sq Ste C, Carrollton, GA 30117
    (770) 834-8800
    Grey Fox Pottery
    6905 Virlyn B Smith Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213
    (770) 964-3290
    Certain Strokes Pottery
    204 Main St, Dallas, GA 30132
    (770) 443-0708
    Color Me Pottery & Art
    102 New Hope Rd, Fayetteville, GA 30214
    (770) 460-1898
    Blue Bisque The
    3395 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337
    (678) 973-0591
    Lees Pottery Inc
    1025 Cobb International Dr Nw Ste 250, Kennesaw, GA 30152
    (770) 218-0040
    Clay Ground to Go
    105 Broad St, Lagrange, GA 30240
    (706) 845-1517
    Cagle's Inc
    1385 Collier Rd Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318
    (678) 904-2980
    Bodega Garden
    790 Huff Rd Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318
    (404) 350-0116
    Tip Top Foods
    1633 Church Street Ext Ne, Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 590-8600
    Just Fired
    4290 Bells Ferry Rd Nw Ste 120, Kennesaw, GA 30144
    (770) 516-3777

    Pottery can include a wide variety of products such as handmade bowls, ceramic plates, vases, teapots, and stoneware. Some of the earliest known pieces of pottery were figurines and bowls. Today many potters focus on dinnerware, dishes, plates, and vases that combine artistic shaping techniques with decorative colors. Not all potters make their dinnerware, stoneware, and porcelain vases with the same techniques. Some, for instance, only make handmade items. They shape the clay objects by hand on a wheel, add a glaze, and then fire it in a hot kiln. Other companies use mechanized processes to create their products. These pieces of pottery tend to cost less than those made by hand, but many people prefer plates, dishes, and accessories made by highly trained artisans. Many stores also focus on different types of pottery products. Gardening stores for instance, will usually have clay pots, but very few of them will keep antique vases and dishes in stock. Instead, consumers should find antique stores that focus on platters, teapots, vases, and other decorative items that have been discontinued. You can learn more about the pottery companies and artisans that work in your area by using a popular search engine to find their websites. Many professional potters invite customers to come to their studios, where they can watch ceramics being made by hand with a turntable and kiln. This gives individuals and groups the opportunity to learn more about making these products and gives them access to unique designs that they cannot buy anywhere else.
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