Ceramics Supplies and Knowledge Are the First Steps to Becoming a Potter

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Pottery tools and supplies

Pottery has been an essential part of human history for millennia. Indeed, a huge part of the history of pottery can be found in prehistoric, pre-literate cultures. However, much of it can be found throughout the spans of time following those societies. The Ancient Greeks, Ancient Romans, and Mesopotamians all used pottery for art, communication, decoration, and transport. It was the latter who invented the pottery wheel between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE, forever revolutionizing the art of pottery.

Pottery has been with us all this time. Admittedly, it lost something during and following the Industrial Revolution when machines took over the production of eating, storage, and transport vessels, but for many, it remained an essential form of expression. For others who thought the form vanished from common