FRANCES OSBORNE POTTERY AND CERAMICS AUSTIN TEXAS

FRANCES OSBORNE POTTERY AND CERAMICS

AUSTIN TEXAS  

Peacock VaseSEVEN POTTERY HACKS
1. Paint your own pottery. With some careful thrifting and the right supplies, you can have your own at-home pottery painting studio. Everyone wants their very own custom-painted ceramic mug!

2. Make a pottery wheel from a treadmillLOTS of people want to give away their old treadmills. Their failed exercise goals can be your new pottery wheel!

3. Make a kickwheelYou can leave off fooling with electricity altogether by making a kickwheel for throwing pots, instead.

4. Make a primitive kilnThis project uses a carefully-supervised open fire and split ash to fire pots.

5. Pit fire without a kiln. Before kilns were invented, there were pit fires. Learn how to fire your pots the REALLY old-fashioned way!

6. Smoke fire potteryThis method is a lot less hard-core than most of the other non-kiln firing methods, but the trade-off is that the fired pots will still be porous. They WILL be lovely, however, so it’s a great method for kid creations.

7. Fire pottery on the grill. Use a charcoal grill to fire your pottery. The link also includes notes about clay types and decorative effects that you can incorporate into this method.

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