Pottery Works

 

 


There are innumerable items that can be made out of clay . These may be made by hand, thrown on a wheel , or made of clay rolls that are coiled. So of these pottery works are:

  • Glasses
  • Serving dishes
  • Mugs
  • Crockery
  • Decoration items
  • Bowls
  • Vases
  • Platters
  • Tea sets
  • Pitchers

  • Gravy boats
  • Jars
  • Baskets
  • Soap/ lotion dispensers
  • Candle holders
  • Butter dishes
  • Casseroles
  • Canister sets
  • Garden accessories

Works of pottery are made of naturally available material. They have an attractive earthy color that may be modified by experimenting with the kind of clay used, by adding ingredients to the clay, and by varying the temperature at which the article is fired in a kiln . We have porcelain pottery , stoneware pottery , among other types.

Handmade pottery works are of various shapes and sizes. They may be functional or decorative items. This clay pottery is decorated in several ways. Some of the popular pottery design methods are:

  • Glazing
  • Painting
  • Engraving
  • Carving
  • Metal plating
  • Varnishing
  • Using glitter/ colorful threads/ beads/shells

The patterns on pottery works could be,

  • Linear
  • Geometric
  • Floral
  • Ethnic Indian
  • Abstract
  • Patterns for children, like cartoons and characters from books.

Blue pottery is a kind of pottery famous of Jaipur and Delhi, in India. Blue pottery items are attractive and a popular choice for decorating the home.



Handicrafts Trade
Trivia
Suggested Reading