Best birthday gift for a hobbyist potter?
October 6, 2010 11:31 PM Subscribe
Gift suggestions for the hobbyist potter (ceramics)?
posted by gilsonal to media & arts (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My mom has been doing pottery since she was in her twenties, but its a hobby activity. She has a kiln and a wheel in the house, but takes a class at the local college to use their materials and stuido space most of the time. She's not doing this to make money, more for the enjoyment and for gifts to give.
She really enjoys it, but its stressful for her to travel and make the school hours especially when working 40+ hours a week. I'm really proud of her for taking time to relax and do something she enjoys so I'd like to get a birthday gift that keeps the fun going.
She enjoys throwing bowls and jars, making lasagna pans and platters by using a form to shape them, and has in the past has done some relief tiles by carving plaster molds.
Her birthday is coming up, and I'd like to get her something fun for her hobby. She has a subscription to Ceramics Monthly, which she enjoys for the ideas. What is the must-have tool you love the most? Or the extra you're glad you splurged on? Anything new and exciting to try, as far as a new technique or idea?
Probably looking for something in the under 100 dollar range, but if its really cool I might spend more