Studio pottery is a type of pottery that is made by professional or amateur artists or artisans working alone or in small groups. The artists typically create unique pieces or short runs of pottery, with all stages of manufacture carried out by the artists themselves.
Unlike mass-produced pottery, studio pottery is often made in small batches and is characterized by its unique designs and handcrafted quality. Each piece is made with care and attention to detail, and no two pieces are exactly alike. This makes studio pottery highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each piece.
The process of creating studio pottery typically involves several stages, including shaping the clay on a wheel or by hand, glazing, and firing the piece in a kiln. The artists often use a variety of techniques to achieve different textures, colors, and designs, resulting in a wide range of styles and finishes.