Many pottery pieces are created for fun. They are never meant to be serious, and their decorations reflect this theme. Off-centered designs and cute painted animals are just two ways to create whimsical pottery pieces. These objects are often plates or cups that are made to be used. They are given as gifts to close friends and family members. Whimsical pottery should reflect the playful side of life. It is meant to make people smile and enjoy the world, not study it as if a test is about to be taken. Creating whimsical pottery pieces is a way for a potter to relax and enjoy their creative impulses.