About us

Welcome to Wheel and Clay, your ultimate destination for all things pottery! Whether you’re a seasoned potter or a curious beginner, this blog is designed to inspire, educate, and ignite your passion for this timeless art form.

At Wheel and Clay, we believe that pottery is more than just shaping clay; it’s a transformative journey that connects us with our creative essence. Through our carefully curated content, we aim to take you on a delightful exploration of the world of pottery, from the basics of hand-building to the intricacies of wheel-throwing techniques.

Our blog is a haven for pottery enthusiasts, a place where you can immerse yourself in the rich history, traditions, and diverse cultural influences that have shaped this craft throughout the ages. We delve into the stories of ancient civilizations, examining the pottery they left behind as a testament to their craftsmanship and ingenuity. We also showcase contemporary artists and their remarkable creations, offering insights into their creative process and the inspiration behind their work.

Whether you’re seeking practical advice or seeking to expand your artistic horizons, we have you covered. Our team of experienced potters and ceramics experts is dedicated to providing in-depth tutorials, step-by-step guides, and helpful tips that cater to both beginners and experienced artists alike. We want to empower you to unleash your creativity and develop your skills, enabling you to bring your unique vision to life through clay.

Joanna Miller

Clay Maven

I’m an artist and educator who’s head over heels in love with pottery and ceramics. Seriously, I’ve got clay running through my veins! From the moment I first touched that squishy, magical substance as a kid, I knew I had found my calling. Now I help others, from hobbyists to professionals, become their best self.

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A few projects from our writers



Casted Mold Plates


The plate out of clay and then the mold was casted out of that.

Sgraffito Vase


This is a coiled built pot based it on a greek amphora vase. The design is a black slip that was then carved away for the design (sgraffito).

What you’ll get from us

If you follow our blog, you’ll see…

  • how-to guides
  • techniques we’re trying
  • cool projects from other makers
  • lesson plans that Kristen (former contributor) actually teaches
  • the tools we’re using
  • videos of the work we do

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