If you are a diehard ceramics fan and don't have a home art studio of your own, now is the time to get one. Taking classes through a community college or any other place can be restrictive to your creativity. For example, you are limited to whatever types of clays and glazes they have on hand. With your own studio, you also won't have to worry about trying to find a local store that will let you use their kiln to fire your work. If you create your own ceramic pieces with great regularity, than a studio is a great idea for you. It is now easier than ever for anyone to get started on his or her very own art studio.
What you decide to buy for your studio is based on your own personal taste. If you enjoy working with warm glass, then you should check out the latest selections of glass kilns. A glass kiln would be a valuable commodity if you quite often work with bits of glass for your projects. Your own glass kiln can also prove to be a creation saver. If you purchase a glass kiln with a shelf in it, you can compile your glass design directly in the kiln. This way you won't ruin your decorations when transporting to your local community glass kiln.
If you prefer to work with your hands in clay rather than with glass, perhaps you should start your home studio with a potter's wheel. With your own potter's wheel right in your own home, you will have access to your work whenever the mood may strike you. If you feel like working on your latest throw at two in the morning you will be able to. In addition to your potter's wheel, you might want to also purchase your own ceramic kiln. This way, when you are finished with your latest work of art, you will be able to fire your piece right away. With ready access to your own kiln, you will be able to see the results of your labors when you want to, rather than according to the hours of your local ceramics store. If you start your studio with a potter's wheel and a ceramic kiln, all you will need then is some pottery wheel clay and you will be ready to go!
However, if you don't have the budget that purchasing all these helpful items calls for, there is still a cheaper option. If you like working with clay but can't afford a wheel or kiln, all you need to do is buy some clay that doesn't require firing to harden. This way you can sculpt whatever you want then simply let the piece air dry or bake in the oven depending on the type of clay you use. A basic tool that you will also want to purchase is a simple rolling pin. This will prove invaluable in your clay creations. Also, be sure to have some nail hole filler on hand, just in case you have any cracks you need to fill.