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Chinese Pottery

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Sophia Plotnikoff

on 12 March 2014

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Chinese Pottery By Sophia
Do you need skills and patience to make pottery?
How was pottery invented?
Of all the kinds of art; artifacts which may be found at archeological sites, ceramics-objects made from fired clay- are certainly one of the most useful. Ceramic artifacts may last thousands of years virtually unaltered from the manufacture and they are extremely durable. Ceramic artifacts are completely man-made, shaped of clay and purposely fired. Clay figurines are known from the earliest human occupations. But clay vessels, pottery vessels used for storing, cooking and serving food and carrying water, were first manufactured in China at least 20,000 years ago.
February 28, 2014
What dynasty was pottery invented?
The formative period (to c. 1600 BCE)
The earliest evidence of art in any form in ancient China consists of coarse core-marked pottery and artifacts decorated with geometric designs found in Mesolithic sites in northern China and in the Guangdong-Guangxi regions. The dating for prehistoric culture in China is still unsure, but this material is probably at least 7,000 to 8,000 years old.
March 3, 2014
Which dynasty was pottery most decorated China?
There is a period of time that one must go through, when learning an artistic skill. To make pottery you must enrich yourself with a variety of techniques. Chinese crafts are famous and popular all around the world. In China the crafts pay attention to the modern handmade skill, the attractiveness of the works, and the aesthetics. Due to the high merit standard need of the Chinese crafts, a skillful craftsman is often trained for more than ten years. He/she must adept the cultivated handmade skill and know how to use different materials to create an art.
February 20,2014 & March 1, 2014
An ox-blood vase
In the chaotic middle ages of the seventeenth century, the pottery industry suffered severely. The typical products were "transitional wares", mainly blue-and-white. New colours and glaze effects were presented in the Quing dynasty, such as eel-skin yellow, snakeskin green, turquoise blue and an exquisite soft red glaze fading to green(known as peach bloom), that was used for small vessels made for the scholar's desk. A copper-red glaze covered a perfected langyao hong(or ox-blood) vase. Kangxi period blue-and-white, is especially distinguished for a new meticulousness in the drawing and the use of cobalt washes of vivid intensity. Floral decoration was painted directly on the unglazed pottery against a rich black background. From Europe a rose-pink made from chloride was introduced. It was used with other colours in the decoration of porcelain and in cloisonne and overglaze painting.
March 1, 2014
How is pottery today influenced by the pottery in the past?
Pottery has been an essential facet for societies for thousands of years. From transporting water to containing loved ones, humans have counted on potters and their trade. Many civilizations would have faced many challenging progressions without such pots. Pottery, however, doesn't only contemplate the function it was created for, but often is a work of art in it's own right. Social, economic and technical demands resulted in the change of the style and type of pottery. For this reason pottery is closely interrogated with the development of several different civilizations, from the earliest times up to the present day. To find an array of information about a culture, a historian can study the pottery of that culture. Depending on the colour or the ingredients of a glaze, historians can relay who a culture traded with. Different types of clay can show the influences a society has or advancements in technology. Forms of vessels and decoration show art perspectives and styles. All of this differentiation in form and function reflect a culture's history.
March 1, 2014
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