There two main shaping methods of pottery - Hand-Building and the Potter’s Wheel Method.
Hand Building: The pinching or/and combining of clay to form various shapes, with different hand-built parts joined together with the aid of sip (an aqueous suspension of clay body and water) if necessary.
Potter’s Wheel Method: Involves the process of “throwing” in which a ball of clay is placed in the middle of the Potter’s Wheel and rotated. Various techniques are applied in the process to shape the clay into its desired state.
After the final shape and state of your pottery are achieved, Glazing (the process of adding colour, patterns and designs to pottery) is done to finish up your masterpiece.
Congratulations! You can now bring it home and use it every day to your heart’s desire.