The Achilles Painter, working from the 460s to the 420s BC, is the pseudonym of an Attic Greek vase-painter of outstanding quality (see Pottery of Ancient Greece), whose refined figure of Achilles on a red-figure amphora of ca. 450–445 BCE in the Vatican Museum inspired Sir John Beazley to name its anonymous draftsman the "Achilles Painter." The Vatican amphora is thus the namepiece of the "Achilles Painter". The painter, to judge by his style, was a student of the equally-famous Berlin Painter, whose workshop he assumed about 460 BC; the artist's hand is now recognized on more than three hundred vases in three techniques, black-figure, red-figure, and white-ground. ...more on Wikipedia about "Achilles Painter"
An alabastron is a type of Greek pottery used for holding oil, especially perfume or massage oils. An alabastron has a narrow body with a rounded end, a narrow neck and a broad, splayed mouth. They were often left without handles, but were equiped with ear-shaped projections that holes were punched into. Strings were then put through these holes for easy mobility. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alabastron"
An amphora is a type of ceramic vase with two handles, used for the transportation and storage of perishable goods and more rarely as containers for the ashes of the dead or as prize awards. Most were produced with a pointed base to allow them to be stored in an upright position by being partly embedded in sand or soft ground, while those with a ring base tended to be used for domestic or votive purposes. The latter were often glazed and decorated with figures, while purely functional amphorae were plain in appearance, often distinguished only by the stamps or signatures of their owners. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amphora"
An hua is a term used in Chinese ceramics meaning secret or veiled decoration; the designs being visible through transmitted light. Produced either by incising the design into the porcelain before glazing and firing or by painting in white slip on the porcelain body. ...more on Wikipedia about "An hua"
The Anagama kiln is an ancient method of firing pottery discovered by the Chinese in approximately the 5th century. This pottery technology, with related pottery construction methods, then spread to Korea and from there was taken to Japan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anagama kiln"
Ancient Pueblo People, or Ancestral Puebloans is a preferred term for the cultural group of people often known as Anasazi who are the ancestors of the modern Pueblo peoples. The ancestral Puebloans were a prehistoric Native American civilization centered around the present-day Four Corners area of the Southwest United States. Archaeologists still debate when a distinct culture emerged, but the current consensus, based on terminology defined by the Pecos Classification, suggests their emergence around 1200 B.C., the Basketmaker II Era. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ancient Pueblo Peoples"
Armorial ware are ceramics decorated with a coat of arms. Armorials have been popular on European pottery from the Renaissance with examples seen on Italia Maiolica, Slipware, English and Dutch Delft, and on porcelain from the 18th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Armorial ware" Please tell your friends about http://www.shortopedia.com
An aryballos ( Greek: αρύβαλλος) was a small spherical or globular flask with a narrow neck used in Ancient Greece. It was used to contain perfume or oil, and is often depicted in vase paintings as being used by athletes bathing. In these depictions, the vessel is sometimes attached by a strap to the athlete's wrist, or is hung by this strap from a peg on the wall. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aryballos"
Asbestos-Ceramic (ca 3900-1800 BP) refers to types of pottery manufactured with asbestos and clay with adiabatic behaviour in Finland, Karelia and Northern-Scandinavia. A further vessel-type does not contain any asbestos, but it has insulating properties and is therefore sometimes included under asbestos-ceramic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Asbestos-Ceramic"
The Ashtead Pottery had a short life, being in business for just 12 years from 1923 until 1935. The factory was in the village of Ashtead, Surrey, England. It was set up with the aim of providing employment for disabled ex-servicemen, mainly from the Great War of 1914-18. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ashtead potters"
Barbotine is a technique of pottery decoration involving the application of a slip to the pot, not in an even layer but in the form of thick incrustations in patches or trails. In certain types of pottery the barbotine decoration may form a picture or a pattern. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barbotine"
Bisque is a fired piece (bisquette) of unglazed clay used to make pottery, figurines, dolls, knickknacks, ornaments etc. This porous, vitreous ceramic can be created using heat, which causes a chemical reaction (dehydroxylation) in clay (e.g. kaolinite) to irreversibly change: ...more on Wikipedia about "Bisque (pottery)"
Black Clay, or "Barro Negro" is a traditional technique used in Oaxaca, Mexico for the production of pottery. Each pot or dish is hand-turned on inverted plates, dried in the sun and burnished with a stone or shard. The characteristic engravings and cutouts are carved at this stage. Next, the piece is fired in a smoky, low-oxygen kiln that imparts the distinctive black color to the naturally reddish clay. ...more on Wikipedia about "Black clay"
The black-figure pottery technique is a style of ancient Greek pottery painting in which the decoration appears as black silhouettes on a red background. Originated in Corinth during the early 7th century BC, it was introduced into Attica about a generation later. The technique flourished until being practically replaced by the more advanced red-figure pottery technique in 530 BC, although later examples do exist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Black-figure pottery" This article is made on www.shortopedia.com
Blanc-de-Chine is a type of Chinese porcelain, usually white, made at Dehua in the Fujian province from the Ming dynasty ( 1368- 1644) to the present day. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blanc-de-Chine"
Blue and white is a term that denotes decoration in underglaze blue on the white body of both pottery and porcelain, whether Oriental, European or American, hand-painted or printed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blue and white (porcelain)"
Bone china is a British porcelain in which calcined ox bone is added to the body, which gives a very white colour. This was first used by Thomas Frye in 1748 to make a type of soft-paste porcelain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bone china"
Buncheong, or Buncheong ware is a form of traditional Korean stoneware, with a bluish-green tone. Pots are coated with a white slip, and decorative designs are painted on using an iron pigment. The style emerged in the early Joseon Dynasty, largely replacing celadon in common use. It largely disappeared from Korea after the 16th century. In modern times, the style has been revived in Korea. ...more on Wikipedia about "Buncheong"
Burnishing is a form of pottery decoration in which the surface of the pot is polished, often using a spatula of wood or bone, while it is still in a leathery 'green' state, i.e. before firing. After firing the surface is extremely shiny. Often the whole outer surface of the pot is thus decorated, but in certain ceramic traditions there is 'pattern burnishing' where the outside and, in the case of open bowls, the inside, are decorated with burnished patterns in which some areas are left matt. ...more on Wikipedia about "Burnish"
Canton porcelains are Chinese ceramic wares made for export in the 18th to the 20th centuries. The wares were made, glazed and fired at Jingdezhen but decorated with enamels at Canton ( Guangzhou) in southern China prior to export by sea through that port. ...more on Wikipedia about "Canton porcelain"
Cardium Pottery or rather Printed-Cardium Pottery is a Neolithic decorative style that gets its name from the imprinting of the clay with the shell of the Cardium edulis, a marine mollusk. The alternative name of Printed-Cardium Pottery is given by some archaeologists because impressions with Cardium are not the only technique. Also, as the culture evolved, they tended to yield to other styles of impression, while keeping the general cultural traits and also the general aspect of the pottery (unelaborated, printed - never painted). ...more on Wikipedia about "Cardium Pottery"
Celadon is a family of transparent, crackle glazes, produced in a wide variety of colors, generally used on porcelain or white stoneware clay bodies. The popularity and impact of these glazes is such that pottery pieces decorated with celadon glazes can also be known as "celadons". ...more on Wikipedia about "Celadon"
Ceramic forming techniques are ways of forming ceramic shapes. This can be used to make everyday tableware, such as a teapot, to engineering ceramics such as computer parts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ceramic forming techniques"
The Chelsea porcelain factory (established around 1743) is thought to be the first in England. It made soft-paste porcelain that was aimed to the aristocratic market. The factory history can be divided into four main periods: ...more on Wikipedia about "Chelsea porcelain factory"
Chinese export porcelain refers to a wide range of porcelain that was made and decorated in China exclusively for export to Europe between the 16th and the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chinese export porcelain"
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