Getting Dirty

The art of ceramics is prehistoric, quite literally. Our early ancestors living in wet caves and grass huts were making pots to hold their food or water and the evidence of these vessels litters our ancestral timeline. Ever since the craft reached the middle east, and the Mediterranean area, it hasn’t progressed much at all. The ancient people of the area were crafting pots with clay and water, using some sort of wheel or building purely with their hands which is exactly how we still do it today thousands of years later. Ceramics are a universal art, not only for peoples amusement but also for their lifestyles, supplying means of decoration and storage.

Ceramic collection from the Mercer Museum (Doylestown, PA) collected worldwide.

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