Pottery for the Home

For thousands of years, pottery was mainly used to store food. Once people had leisure time, it began to be transformed into works of art....


Do-It-Yourself Pottery Pieces

Many art studios have found a willing group of people when they begin to offer classes in pottery. People seem to like the idea of...


The Value of Garden Magazines

Home decorating has always been an important part of living a good life, but many magazines used to focus only on the inside of the...


Fanciful Pottery for the Garden

Learning how to make objects from clay has become more popular in the last few years. People are seeking a way to relax and expand...


Ceramic Planters

Curb appeal and a beautiful garden are two important facets of many houses, and ceramic planters now have places of their own outside modern homes....

Pots, large and small, are often the only pottery pieces seen in a garden or outside a home. They are often unglazed pieces left in their natural state. Many have been traditionally left undecorated because people believed the plant would provide all the décor necessary. That has changed in recent years, and outdoor pottery pieces are now becoming part of the décor on their own. Whether or not they can contain a plant, they have found a place outside the home.

Different shapes are a good way to use pottery outdoors. Gnomes and mushrooms have become extremely popular. Mythical creatures are not far behind and can be found hiding in many gardens. Frogs and toads have their place as outdoor pottery pieces. They often hide near water features or the outside faucet. No matter how they are decorated or shaped, these pieces add beauty and a touch of whimsy to gardens everywhere.