The growing popularity of pottery painting shops has given way to art showings. Many customers return time and again to paint new pieces. As these budding artists become more comfortable with their painting techniques, they create unusual and beautiful pieces. Pottery shops that offer painting are now beginning to have shows several times per year for their customers. This allows new and experienced artists a chance to display their wares to the general public. While not all shows allow sales, an artist can build their own following. It helps encourage new artists when they find their work is appreciated.