Not everyone is cut out to sit at a potter's wheel and throw plates and pots. For those people, creativity is still available when working with clay. There are art centers that specialize in figurines that need to be decoratively painted and glazed. Most of these types of establishments are listed as ceramics shops, and many of them have both lessons and work spaces for those who enjoy this type of creativity. It takes a steady hand and a good eye to paint an entire figurine or set of them and many find this a wonderful hobby. Gifting these pieces to friends and family has become a tried and true way to give a gift with a personal touch.