See below for tips related to the creation of art as well as the business side of things. When creating art, always follow appropriate safety measures.
Favorite Ceramic Stores
I love Coyote Clay for their clays and glazes. They have friendly and helpful customer service.
The Ceramic Store offers a wide selection as well as helpful hints.
Xiem offers fun tools that make throwing easier.
Big Ceramic Store is a great place for just about anything.
If you want to build a raku kiln, check out this book. It has detailed directions on building the kiln as well as a clear crackle raku glaze recipe.
If I had not had the abilty to build a kiln, I think I would have bought this kit.
You should have a vent system on your electric kiln not only for safety but also for the longevity of your kiln sitter. This website has a fantastic guide to helping you build a down draft vent for an electric kiln.
Skutt also sells a vent system.
In order to prevent ceramic waste from going down the drain, here is an easy to install product.
Your health is valuable. Be safe. This is a great resource for understanding some of the potential hazards when creating art.