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Get your hands dirty with this TikTok trend


The pottery wheel is turning real fast these days because obviously, we all need to make do with the current pandemic. With all the crises happening, it’s important to do things that can keep us sane. Just a simple reminder to take our pleasures seriously.

Clay, dirty hands, potter’s wheel: #ceramics is gaining hype among users and viewers on TikTok. If staring at other people’s hands, kneading slabs of clay, imagining the tenderness of the material and molding it into a cute vase or jar is not vicariously comforting for you, then I don’t know what will. 

“TikTok is an alternative for those of us who don’t want to actually get our hands dirty, or who are too anxious about Covid-19 to actually step into a pottery studio,” writes i-D. “Ceramics TikTok is a new, warm and cuddly moment to sink our teeth into—or, rather, to scroll through on end.”

TikTok user @ecopps for example shares the calm and steady way of shaping clay to her more than 300,000 followers, making her one of the most popular ceramicists active on the internet.

With thousands of users uploading their content, pottery making and ceramics in general are having their very own TikTok moment. Seize it, as it would take a few days before we discover the next best thing to while away our homebound hours.

Difficult times spur moments of creativity that help us cope with uncertainty.  The ceramic trend finds its way into our free time, providing relief and diversion from the madness outside. Pottery is an effective distraction for people who might find morphing soft things into beautiful, baked objects in their personal spaces, a worthy and tension-easing endeavor during this tough period in quarantine. 

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