Pottery has been a significant art form for thousands of years, with the earliest forms being fired at low temperatures in open fires. Clay articles become pottery after being fired in a kiln, which come in a variety of sizes and fuel types, and ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid made by a particular type of firing. Both ceramic s and pottery are fired between 1000 and 1200 degrees Celsius. There are a number of ceramic and pottery supplies that are needed for this art form, including pottery clay, pottery glazes, pottery wheels, and large and small kilns. There are special wheels built for children, proportioned for children’s stature. There are many types of kilns, varying in size, shape, and temperature. Kilns are heated by wood, coal, gas,or electricity, and some of these types of heating cause distasteful effects on unprotected wares. Small kilns are useful if you have a small studio or you do not make large wares, but each type of kiln has its advantages and disadvantages.