Creating Unique Works of Art Using the Right Tools

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The art of pottery has been around for thousands of years. Arguably one of the oldest forms of functional art, the definition according to the ATSM is ” all fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed, except technical, structural, and refractory. The potters wheel was invented in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 NCE and revolutionized pottery production. A common material used in ceramics is porcelain which dates back to the Tang Dynasty in China between 618 and 906 CE.

The three most common types of pottery consist of earthenware, porcelain, and stoneware. When you break it down, a ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid created through a process of heating the product followed by cooling. Commonly created through use of the potters wheel ceramics often derives unique works of art that