Clay is often used to make clay art of all types. Although not necessarily functional, clay art can come in many sizes and shapes. The art can also be simultaneously decorative and functional. For example, a colorfully painted pitcher kept on an open shelf might also be taken down to serve lemonade at the next family picnic.
Although we see it everywhere, many people overlook clay art plates hung in offices and homes. Some unique pieces can be carved, painted and fired then ultimately hung on the wall like one might do with a fine art print. It is even possible to frame clay art. One can create designs that are modern or reminiscent of prehistoric times. If one does not have the artistic touch to create their own, this type of art can be purchased at stores and galleries throughout the world. Prices will vary depending on the artist and nature of the work. One clay wall art piece might sell for thousands of dollars at a fine gallery or you might find decorative clay art at your local discount store for fewer than twenty dollars. The bottom line is individual taste. Clay art varies so widely that there is something for everyone.
If you're interested in how to make clay art, AMACO has the information and supplies you need to get started. Find out how to bring clay art plates into your home. AMACO also covers the ins and outs of ceramic pottery kilns. AMACO covers it all.