Gold Pottery



Gold pottery is an exquisite kind of pottery. Very simply, it is terracotta pottery that is painted gold, or plated with gold. Like all handmade pottery , it is either thrown on a wheel or molded by hand, after which it is baked in a kiln , so that the clay becomes hard. In the making of gold pottery, like in all other pottery, tools are used by the potter, to make and decorate his earthen ware.

Some of the popular gold pottery items are:

  • Glasses
  • Serving dishes
  • Mugs
  • Crockery
  • Decoration items


  • Vases
  • Platters
  • Tea sets
  • Pitchers
  • Gravy boats
  • Jars
  • Baskets

There are numerous ways in which gold pottery may be decorated. Some of these are: Painting

  • Glazing
  • Engraving/ carving
  • Varnishing
  • Using glitter/ colorful threads/ beads/shells


Artists may choose to paint either the inside or outside of the gold pottery item, or both. The patterns could be

  • Linear
  • Geometric
  • Floral
  • Ethnic Indian
  • Abstract

Gold pottery is an attractive and elegant type of decorated terracotta pottery.

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