Many people have the idea of taking up pottery on their bucket list, but perhaps don’t know where to start, and there are no organised classes nearby.

If this applies to you, then you may be surprised to learn that you can take online pottery classes that can be just as much fun and gain you a new skill.

 

Getting started

A quick search of the internet reveals many useful resources, with YouTube, in particular, having a vast collection of tutorials. You will also find online academies with specialist courses. Still, these may perhaps not be as suitable until you master the necessary skills.

It may also be a good idea to watch a few lessons first to discover precisely what equipment you will need. It would be somewhat frustrating to get halfway through creating your first ceramic masterpiece to find you don’t have the necessary material to finish it.

Having purchased everything you need, it’s now time to study your online pottery class. You can set up your laptop or tablet within easy reach to follow along with the instructions.

Perhaps have a dry cloth at hand to wipe your fingers, should you need to reach out and pause the action.

Useful tools

You should start with a simple project such as a bowl or mug, to get used to working with the clay and throwing it on the wheel. You could have the beginnings of your first piece in as little as 30 minutes. In fact, you don’t even need a potter’s wheel for some items, and can quickly learn how to pinch and coil the clay by hand.

So, if taking online pottery classes is on your bucket list, you can start immediately by scouring the internet to find a suitable tutorial. Mastering the art of ceramics at home will give you a new skill for life.

 

 

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