With the right teacher it’s relatively pain-free. Learning ceramics has been likened to learning a musical instrument, there are so many variables to account for that it can take a while to grasp them. However, this is also what makes it so interesting and fun, there are so many places you can go with it: want a dinner set? Maybe a display piece or sculpture to fill a spot in your house? A nice mug just your size? You can take it anywhere.