Living museums often include pottery making as part of their display of historical works and traditions. Movies and television shows have sometimes included throwing clay on a wheel and making pots part of their plots. Even books describe this ancient trade in glowing terms. All of these add up to the fact pottery has been part of mankind’s history for centuries and is still a valid occupation in the world today. There are more ways to work with clay than just using a potter’s wheel. Turning and shaping clay is only one way to enjoy pottery. Molding ceramics and decorating them has been a part of the art as well.