Friday, March 20, 2015

Introduction - Ancient Pot Replica

For our second project in Art Ceramics I  class, we had to create a replica of an ancient pot. Basically, we need to find an ancient pot that we like, then print a copy so that we could find the correct measurements. For my ancient pot, I decided to do this one. It’s round, and has a small detail on the sides. It originally came from China in the Han dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220). This kind of pot is still preserved until now-a-days. China at that time was known for organized ceramic production, and developed lead glazing. They were colored with copper to produce green, or iron to create yellow or brown. Furthermore, they continued the production of high-fired stoneware. Additionally, they were used as substitutes for valuable possessions. Through the Han Dynasty and beyond, these were often decorated with simple, colorful designs directly onto unglazed fired pieces. Overall, I’m very excited to see how this project will turn out!

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