Pottery Guides

The first thing you’ll need to do to start making great ceramics is to get the right materials and equipment. Our buying guides and reviews will give you the knowledge to choose the best pottery tools for your needs.

The Best Banding Wheels for Pottery & Ceramics 2022

The Best Banding Wheels for Pottery & Ceramics 2022

When looking for the best banding wheels, you'll find a variety of models to consider. Our picks of the best products, will help you choose.

Pyrometric Cone Chart for Kiln Firing

Pyrometric Cone Chart for Kiln Firing

This pyrometric cone chart provides the temperature equivalents for Orton Cones based on specific heating rates.

What Are the 4 Types of Clay? – Properties and Uses Explained

What Are the 4 Types of Clay? – Properties and Uses Explained

Understanding what are the 4 types of clay & how they perform before starting a pottery project is essential. Find out all you need to know.

Pottery Wheels for Beginners: How to Choose the Best in 2022

Pottery Wheels for Beginners: How to Choose the Best in 2022

Looking to find the best pottery wheels for beginners but don't know where to start? Discover the best wheels to buy with our handy guide.

Pottery Kick Wheel vs. Electric: What You Need to Know

Pottery Kick Wheel vs. Electric: What You Need to Know

With proper care, electric wheels can last up to a decade or more, whereas kick-wheels can endure for decades. Get to know your options.

How to Clean a Pottery Wheel: Quick & Simple Guide

How to Clean a Pottery Wheel: Quick & Simple Guide

It's important to know how to clean a pottery wheel. If you don't, clay moisture can corrode metal parts. Check out our top wheel care tips.

Pottery Wheel Brands: Our List of Top Manufacturers

Pottery Wheel Brands: Our List of Top Manufacturers

Are you trying to find the best pottery wheel manufacturers? Take a look at some of the most popular pottery wheel brands available today.

Pottery Wheel Troubleshooting Tips – Handy Guide

Pottery Wheel Troubleshooting Tips – Handy Guide

Learn about pottery wheel troubleshooting with this handy guide. Find out the most common pottery wheel problems and how to fix them!

Kiln Firing Basics: the Different Stages of Firing Clay

Kiln Firing Basics: the Different Stages of Firing Clay

This guide will walk you through the stages of firing clay, from its soft beginnings to a ceramic that is water and time-resistant.

How to Find a Pottery Firing & Ceramics Service Near Me

How to Find a Pottery Firing & Ceramics Service Near Me

Have you been thinking, "How do I find a ceramics service near me? Discover how to find a pottery firing service and the options available.

Kiln Wash: Everything You Need to Know & How to Use it

Kiln Wash: Everything You Need to Know & How to Use it

Everything you need to know about kiln wash, including recipes for kiln wash and advice on how to avoid making common mistakes.

Best Ceramic Kilns for Home Use 2022 – Complete Buyers Guide

Best Ceramic Kilns for Home Use 2022 – Complete Buyers Guide

Finding the best ceramic kilns for home use needn't be difficult or confusing. Read our guide to find the best options available for you.

Kiln Maintenance – Top Tips on Taking Care of Your Kiln

Kiln Maintenance – Top Tips on Taking Care of Your Kiln

Regular kiln maintenance will extend the life of your kiln. Check out our top tips and improve the quality of your firings.

The 6 Best Aprons for Pottery and Ceramics 2022

The 6 Best Aprons for Pottery and Ceramics 2022

The best aprons for pottery should be comfortable, functional and help elevate your style. Here are the best options you can buy right now.

Kiln Firing Temperature Chart – Simple Guide

Kiln Firing Temperature Chart – Simple Guide

Use our kiln fire temperature chart to have a better understanding of what happens to clay in the kiln at each stage of the firing process.

How to Make a DIY Kiln to Create Perfect Pottery at Home

How to Make a DIY Kiln to Create Perfect Pottery at Home

Looking to learn how to make a homemade kiln for ceramics and pottery? Here's everything you need to know about building a DIY kiln at home.

The Best Air-Dry Clays for Quick & Simple Crafting

The Best Air-Dry Clays for Quick & Simple Crafting

If you're looking to create a simple project, then check our recommendations for the best air-dry clays. No kilns, no ovens, no baking!

DIY Pottery Wheel: Make it Yourself & Save Some Money

DIY Pottery Wheel: Make it Yourself & Save Some Money

A DIY pottery wheel is so much fun to make yourself, so why buy one? If you're looking to build your own potter's wheel, check out this post!