Clay is a natural material, so gentle andcompliant. It is said that the manufacture of clay products gives a person peace of mind and peace. Therefore, modeling of clay on a potter's wheel has long gained popularity and over time interest in this hobby is not only not weakening, but, on the contrary, is constantly increasing.
If you decide to devote a little time to learningthis hobby, the first thing you need to do is to acquire a potter's wheel. Buy it can be in specialized stores, where there is everything necessary for a full pottery business - a circle, different types of clay, tools and even an oven for firing products from this natural material. So, get a potter's wheel. Its price ranges from 21,000 to 60,000 rubles. Beginning ceramists do not need to spend money on expensive equipment. You do not know yet whether you will like this business or not. To start, buy a cheaper model - to master the craft it is quite enough. In addition, purchase stacks and a thin wire to cut the finished product from the potter's wheel. Instead of wire, you can take the thinnest string from the guitar.
Now we turn to the question of clay. Learning how to make the right formulations for clay is not so easy, so we recommend that you first purchase ready-made mixtures. Cook it according to the instructions. Do not forget about one important point - before you send the clay to the potter's wheel, it must be killed. On the table roll the clay into the sausage, tear it in half with such movement, as if you squeeze the laundry and throw it on the table with force. Re-connect them and repeat the manipulations about 20 times. Only with such a kneading clay will be uniform and stucco.
You can start modeling. Do not be discouraged if you do not get anything. It will be a long time before you master at least the basic techniques of sculpting from clay. It's a good idea to get through creative courses or a master class in this direction.
Roll a piece of clay into a ball, put it ona potter's wheel in the center of the disk. Press down on the surface and turn on the machine. Keep clay in the center. With the help of hands, start to give the desired shape to the workpiece. If desired, it can be turned into a jug, a vase or a pot of any shape. During work, do not forget to wet your hands with water.
First try to make your own work small. To mold a small ceramic product is much easier than a large one. Try to start by making a saucer. To do this, place a small disc of clay on a potter's wheel and start forming a plate. Push the clay a little harder than when making jugs and pots. With your fingers, gently form a raised rim.
After mastering the basic techniques of this complexthings can be given the will of imagination. Yes, at first it's hard, everything turns out differently than you intended, but after a while everything will become much easier. And the chances are that potter's wheels will become your favorite tools with which you can realize different ideas - both simple and complex.</ p>