Pottery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pottery quotes, pottery sayings, and pottery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Clay is molded to form a cup, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the cup depends. Doors and windows are cut out to make a room, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the room depends. Therefore turn being into advantage, and turn non-being into utility.     


Clay is used to make vases, but it is the emptiness they contain that makes them useful.     


Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore benefit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there.     


A field of clay touched by the genius of man becomes a castle.     

Og Mandino

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go though the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.     


When the jars of clay remember they are jars of clay, the treasure within gets all the glory, which seems somehow more fitting.     

Jen Hatmaker

Every pot that is crafted required hands to be spoilt.     

Coral Jain

A vessel is formed from a lump of clay with care, however, it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.     


Say a piece of pottery is broken, and it's fixed, and they use gold in the adhesive and in the sealant. It becomes more precious than it was before it was broken in the first place.     

Rose McIver

Every pot that is crafted, required hands to be spoilt.     

Coral Jain

Clay is moulded to make a vessel, but the utility of the vessel lies in the space where there is nothing. Thus, taking advantage of what is, we recognize the utility of what is not.     


Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.     

Brandon Sanderson