Go beyond the wheel and kiln

Learn to make pottery like your ancestors did using just your hands and simple tools

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Welcome To Ancient Pottery

My name is Andy Ward, I have spent decades studying ancient pottery and conducting experiments to learn how it was made. I teach the art of ancient pottery in workshops, online and in-person. I created AncientPottery.how so anyone could learn to make primitive pottery no matter what your physical condition, income or location in the world. Pottery does not need to be dependent on having access to an electric wheel or an expensive kiln, the tools and resources you need to make pottery can be found in nature wherever you live. Now, with the information on this website, the knowledge of how to make pottery by hand is at everyone’s fingertips.

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