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Most art forms evolve and change to catch up with new technologies, but these are created in modern ways the same way that their ancestors did.

In a one-person pottery studio, ceramists or potters produce studio pottery.

The word "ceramics" comes from the Greek keramikos (κεραμικος), meaning "pottery", which in turn comes from keramos (κεραμος) meaning "potter's clay".

Well, some of the pottery lovers like myself have spent years identifying American pottery, and one of the best ways to do this is by looking at the bottom of the piece.

In most of the American pottery pieces, the bottom tells more than the glaze.

The maker used their own hands to carefully sculpt the clay into the pot.

Ceramic art is art made from ceramic materials, including clay.

Ceramics are used for utilitarian cooking vessels, serving and storage vessels, pipes, funerary urns, censers, musical instruments, ceremonial items, masks, toys, sculptures, and a myriad of other art forms.

Due to their resilience, ceramics have been key to learning more about Precolumbian indigenous cultures. Clay must be mined and purified in an often laborious process, and certain tribes have ceremonial protocols to gathering clay.

Historians and archaeologists have found evidence of these pieces dating back to 25,000 BC and possibly even earlier.

The unique thing is that the process of creating American Indian pottery hasn't changed much over time.

Most traditional ceramic products were made from clay (or clay mixed with other materials), shaped and subjected to heat, and tableware and decorative ceramics are generally still made this way.


 
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