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Ceramics and the Role of Glazes

Ceramic pieces become art objects when they are decorated and glazed. Stains are used to decorate the pieces once they have been fired in a...

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From Ancient To Modern Applications

Even before history was recorded, mankind was making ceramics. Ancient uses included bricks for shelter and pots for cooking. Over time, the ability to create...

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The Evolution Of Pottery Decoration

Local clay has traditionally been the main building material for pottery. Ancient cultures used this material to store food and create cooking vessels in the...

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The Development Of Ceramics

In ancient times, ceramics were simple constructs in everyday life. Bricks for homes were one of the first applications. In Egypt, clay laced mud was...

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Cultural Development Of Ceramics

Ancient cultures had utilitarian uses for ceramics. This does not mean decorating was not a factor in the process of producing these items. Over the...

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Ceramics to Enhance Art

The beauty of ceramic pieces of art has long been enjoyed in the world. Ancient cultures and modern artists have worked to produce pieces with...

While ceramics have played a large part in the history of many cultures, human innovation within those groups have given the world some of the most stunning art it has ever seen. Not satisfied with only cooking and building homes, artists have applied their talents to decorating the world in many ways. Ceramics is one of the most versatile materials for building pieces of art with unique shapes and colors. Artists have taken advantage of this versatility over the centuries and developed many different ceramics into beautiful objects of art.