Ceramics; From Antiquity to Today

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Pottery making

One of the oldest mediums in art is pottery making, of which the hand forming of clay has traces back to ancient prehistoric times. The most fascinating aspect of pottery making, in fact, traces back to cultures that were preliterate. Artifacts from these eras have been unearthed that show that distinct styles, pottery supplies and tools, and techniques were employed.

If you have ever tried to mold your own masterpiece, then you know far too well how delicate a craft pottery making really is. In addition to hand forming, a common method, known as throwing, is often used. Pottery throwing (which stems from Old English), involves placing a ball of clay onto the center of pottery wheels. Then, with the use of pottery tools, your own hands