Silver Pottery



Silver pottery is simply terracotta pottery that is painted silver, or plated with silver. 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 silver pottery, like in all other pottery, tools are used by the potter, to make and decorate his earthen ware.

Some of the popular silver pottery items are:

  • Glasses
  • Serving dishes
  • Mugs
  • Crockery
  • Decoration items
  • Bowls
  • Vases
  • Platters
  • Tea sets
  • Pitchers
  • Gravy boats
  • Jars
  • Baskets

There are numerous ways in which silver 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 silver pottery item, or both. The patterns could be

  • Linear
  • Geometric
  • Floral
  • Ethnic Indian
  • Abstract

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

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