Working with clay has many rewards for the person who enjoys making ceramics and pottery. There is a lot of freedom in pursuing this craft as a hobby or a business because of the versatility it offers. One of the nice aspects of creating pottery is that the choices for things that can be created are limited only by the person's imagination who is creating them. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries.
Here are the top 10 benefits of pottery making:
4. Exploring and experimentation
Pottery helps you to express your creativity, which is essentially to expand who we are and how we connect to ourselves and the environment. It’s a good way for people of all ages to explore the things they can do. You may be more creative than you think and there’s no right or wrong way in pottery.
7. Encourage sociability
Pottery, an activity that rouses mental activity as much as physical, is often the perfect hobby for those who prefer to expend their energy internally. While partaking in group pottery, however, one can socialize confidently with other potters while still allowing for silence. The usually casual atmosphere helps relax any socially anxious woes to help start a conversation.
8. A natural pain killer
Stress can oftentimes lead to feeling sensations of pain and discomfort. Since pottery is a hobby known for reducing stress and boosting self-esteem, pain caused by stress may be alleviated while taking part in pottery.
9. Captures memories
Archaeological digs are known for recovering ancient artifacts from civilizations long past. Some of the most well-preserved artifacts, often surviving thousands of years, are creations of pottery. As such, Your artwork has the potential to last forever. Whether or not you hope future civilizations to discover it and have it immortalized in a museum or if you would rather have it sitting in your home’s foyer, seeing the creation in its final form will serve as a reminder of your accomplishments.