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Having the right tool to do any job or hobby makes it so much easier for you and gives you the best results.
Select a double ended cleaning tool for scraping seams from greenware.
It has a triangular blade at one end and a curved scoop-blade at the other.
I have found that no matter what piece of pottery or ceramic I choose, it never fails, but what I have to put details back on it.
Use a stylus for putting details back into a piece of greenware that has been cleaned.
It's pointed with a small ball on the very tip to prevent flaking.
These come in single or double ended styles.
They come in a very small stylus for fine detail and a larger one for larger detail.
Purchase a spoolie, which is also a double ended tool, for cleaning small, delicate areas on greenware, such as holes or tight corners.
Sometimes I use a mascara wand, which does a pretty good job in a pinch but doesn’t last as long as a spoolie.
Wipe your tools off after each use to keep them from getting clay built up on them.
Store them with your paintbrushes so that you can find them easily.
Tools with sharp edges, like the cleaning tool needs sharpening which can be done with a file or on sandpaper.
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Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.
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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