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Discover the Ancient and Universal Art of Pottery

Written by admin on November 18, 2013. Posted in Pottery glaze


Pottery is defined as “all fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed, except technical, structural, and refractory products.” Pottery is one of mankind’s oldest art forms. In fact, evidence of pottery has been discovered going back as far as 29,000 BCE. Pottery is also an almost universal craft. Evidence of pottery has been discovered among a number of civilizations on every continent.

The production of pottery begins by sculpting and forming clay into a desired shape. This sculpting process can be done a number of different ways. The most obvious way is to simply use one’s hands to shape the clay. More advanced pottery makers typically use a machine called a pottery wheel. The c