There is no better way to show your creativity than a beautiful clay pot filled with colorful flowers, plants and animals. To make it even more appealing, you can include a beautiful centerpiece of some sort to the pot, such as faux marble or vase filled with fresh or decorative flowers. If you are interested in displaying your clay pots, you may want to add additional embellishments, such as carvings, lacy vines, small ceramic jars or anything else that catches your eye. Clay pots and clay art have been popular gifts for many years, but with the advent of new technologies and art mediums, the process has been updated and many new methods have been developed. Your selection of a decorative clay pot will depend on your own personal taste and your budget.
The first step in buying clay pots is determining your budget. How much are you willing to spend? There are clay pots available in all price ranges.
When shopping for clay pots, you should consider a number of factors. First, choose whether you want to buy a pre-made clay pot, an original one that you design yourself or a new handmade one. The most expensive clay pots are handmade, but they also tend to be the most durable and they have a higher resale value as well. Pre-made clay pots are inexpensive and easier to find.
You can also find clay pots at craft stores and gardening outlets. These types of stores specialize in new and recycled products, including clay pots made from recycled plastic. It is important to remember that if you purchase pre-milled clay pots, they may not have adequate drainage holes and you might end up with root rot or other problems.
Online is another great place to look for affordable clay pots. Some online merchants even offer free shipping. While shopping online, take a look at the return policy of the merchant. This is important because if you are unhappy with your purchase, you do not have to pay to return it.
A person who wants to learn how to make a pot can purchase a clay pot kit online. Clay pot kits come with all the materials and instructions necessary to create a clay pot. They can be purchased individually, but sometimes it's more convenient to purchase a kit and then add the extras that you want to create. If you are a beginner, purchasing a clay pot kit is recommended.
If you have some old clay pots lying around, you can also use them to create pottery items like figurines or bowls. All you need are some old paintbrushes and a soft clay medium. You simply apply the paintbrushes to the pot's surface and then brush on the clay medium. Then use a fork or other tools to scoop out the figures and place them in a glass or ceramic bowl. When finished, you can paint them with color and use any other accessories that you want.
If you're a beginner, I suggest starting off with one of the many clay pots available for purchase. As you become more experienced you can move on to purchasing your own clay pots and other clay crafting supplies. One thing that you should remember though is that you should start with small clay pots so that you do not have to clean them as often. As your experience with making clay pots increases, you will probably want to buy your own clay art supplies so that you can make much more elaborate items.