Preference for traditional materials
Our choice would often be to use natural materials and traditional ways when engaging with any type of craft work and creation, this simply due to the history that the materials hold.
There are a vast number of different raw materials which can be used in any number ways, many techniques are hard to perfect and take years to learn, but it is not without their benefits.
By learning something new, or by carrying on learning and practicing a skill you already hold you will learn much also from yourself and from the work you are doing.
Ceramic is one of our top choices, simply as it stands the test of time well, and has a very specific texture and feel, and of course it is vast in application and in versatility. Through their commonly shared properties ceramics are insulating for both heat and electricity, making it a great choice for any items that you wish to use in your home after you have finished crafting them.
They also make great presents, made with love and care. Even if most of us wait a while for our skills to improve before making them for those who would judge us harshly and wrongly for giving them away.
The word comes from Greek, and means for pottery which also well indicates the early and the practical utility of the item. And this traditionally preserved technique is indeed one which has ran for a long time, the first objects which has been discovered were from 27 000 years ago.
If you are new to the world of ceramics, there are many fanatics out there, and if your residential place is nearby a city you will no doubt be able to find good pottery classes to learn from the masters of crafting using traditional techniques.