Egyptian Pottery Ageless Beauty
Ancient Egypt is a place of wild beauty and great fascination to many people today. Once, a hotbed of intrigue, commerce, and industry there is much about Egypt that remains dark and mysterious even in the modern world in which we currently live. One thing is certain however, the ancient Egyptians were artisans in their own right and one type of art in which they excelled was pottery. Ancient Egyptian pottery is often imitated today for many reasons.
Native American Pottery
Native American Pottery from the Southwestern United States is probably the most famous. Part of this is that there are more pieces that are preserved from these tribes as well as the fact that they had rather unique firing methods and distinctive design elements in their pottery. This style of Native American Pottery is well loved for the vibrant colors that are used in its making.The important thing to remember when it comes to Native American pottery is that it was purposeful in addition to being beautiful.
Beauty of Mexican Pottery
The Mexican pottery of today is made combining ancient methods with modern technology for a grand and beautiful effect. Some of the more elegant pieces of Mexican pottery on the market today are hand built rather than crafted on a potter’s wheel and very few are made with the use of ceramics, relying instead on clay for these beautiful pieces of pottery. Various potters will have different styles of crafting their creations. Some may use the wheel while others will not. Keep in mind that many of the finer pieces that are most often associated with the best of Mexican pottery offerings are those that are made as mentioned above.
Roman Pottery Forged its Own Path
When it comes to pottery it is common knowledge that various cultures throughout history seemed to develop a style of making and adorning pottery that was uniquely there on. This is very true when it comes to the Roman style of pottery. Though it began in a manner that was very Etruscan in style, Roman pottery soon became an art unto itself. They did not borrow from the Greeks by painting decorations onto the pottery but rather molded shapes and forms into the clay as adornment.
Wood Fired Pottery
While it is widely believed that the firing of pottery is something that was learned very much by accident, it is also widely understood that the idea of firing pottery spread like wildfire, if you’ll pardon the pun. In the beginning the firing of pottery was intended only to strengthen the pottery rather than as a decorative enhancement, though the strengthening was minimal and the ability to enhance pottery creative and artistically was greatly improved.