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Do you have a kiln and are having troubles with it or are you thinking of buying one?
Do you know how to take care of your kiln to keep it in tip top condition?
Well, the articles here will help you make the best decision for most of the questions that you may have.



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The Kiln

Two beautiful, historic domed kilns in New Zealand
Some people say that kilns
are made of brick and electricity,

Pottery Kiln BricksElectric Kiln

but they're wrong.

Some people say
that kilns are made for firing pottery,

Loaded Kiln

but that's only
wishful thinking.

Those who know,
know that kilns
are really homes
for kiln gods,

Kiln Gods

Heartless gods who lurk
behind the elements
waiting to take control
of a body of pottery,

An opalescent heart
of glazed flesh.
There are those who come
to the kiln in search of
the place that the kiln gods call home.

There are those who yearn
to take cold glaze and make it flow,
flow not like a river
River running wild

not like a cloud

Storm Clouds are coming

not even like
a kiln god in the elements touching the heart of the kiln,

Jester the Kiln God

but like the faint
melting of a god becoming glaze,
fusing two hearts

Double Heart

compatible and warm!

There's no point in burying the hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.



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Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities.

The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.

With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.

When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.

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