Creating Stunning Ceramic and Clay Projects
Excellent pottery is a matter of creativity. It entails coming up with unique ideas; which will be crafted in the next piece of ceramic project that you will be working on. A matter of fact, this is never easy for many potters. That’s why the industry is still not well developed and exploited. But again, since most works of pottery; I bet all of them; are used for decoration. Also, to make a scene look stunning. Then only those stand out will be more appreciated; and more likely to generate quick sales than the rest.
I always watched my mum create amazing ceramic products as a child. I developed great interest in ceramics; which has innately grown to be part of my lifestyle. However, I must admit that I am glad because I had someone to teach me on the different patterns; as well as motifs used to decorate clay projects. Hence I have an upper hand in the field. This is the same knowledge that I apply to the works of pottery that I handle.
It has seen me succeed in my projects as apply the skills learnt
Nonetheless, I know that many people who get started in pottery; I know that it is not easy to get ideas about the next project that you will be working on. Most beginners might have the opportunity to read books. Or maybe research on the different ways; through which one can succeed in this filed. But most of what many find are the techniques and methods used in ceramics as well as pottery; as opposed to the best ideas to apply to make their work appealing.
Getting ideas for Pottery
If you get into the ceramic world as a hobbyist or for business; then I will briefly guide you through some methods of generating ideas for your next ceramic project.
Some of the best sources to get ideas include:
This is usually my first stop whenever I want to generate ideas about the next project to work on. You will bet that this social media has tons of ideas; for many artistic works that involved clay, ceramic as well as pottery. Here you want to look at some of the amazing works that have been pinned. The social media platform has tons of galleries of collaged images; which will inspire your next projects.
You want to look out for the most sunning works; which have a lot of repins. Many repins means that the image appealed to many. Hence if you are doing clay works for commercial purposes you can use that image; as well as brainstorm more ideas; which would make your project more appealing that what you found out.
The other good thing about Pinterest is that the images link back to the original site; where they were curated. Thus you can get more insight by visiting the site; where the images was actually curated from. If they are sites about renowned potters; maybe you could get in touch with them and most of the sites they will be ready to help.
2) Wonders of Nature
Nature is always one source that I lean on; whenever I’m brainstorming ideas for my next project. Nature is full of wonders and hence tons of ideas. Think about creating a project based on an image you saw of a shark swallowing its prey. Or perhaps a tornado; which capsized a boat.
After all, acts of nature are usually inspiring and help in bringing up unique and creative ideas; which can be used to your advantage in the next projects. Moreover, even though some may not be applicable; what you that surrounds us can be used in decorating any piece of clay work in a very appealing manner.
Most people love decorations; which depicts some of what is part of our environment. Hence even a pale-looking project can be made attractive by patterning some aspects of nature that you find attractive.
3) Websites and Blogs of Pottery
This goes without saying; A search on the internet on blogs and websites; which have clay projects; as well as e-commerce sites that sell these products can easily give you an idea of your next project. You may choose to follow some of the industry leader on social media; or subscribe to the newsletter. So that you can be updated on what happening in pottery; as well as the ceramics industry.
4) Ceramic Exhibitions
You want to get crazy ideas about this industry; then why not visit a ceramics and pottery fair. Some exhibitions like one that I attended in Asia are very inspiring. Not only will you be inspired by the display. But you get to talk to some experts even about their marketing strategies. Along with other tricks; which will make you excel.
Other ideas can be gotten by purchasing books about ceramics and pottery on Amazon; as well as other publishing forums
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