A Glimpse Into The Art Of Pottery

A Glimpse Into The Art Of Pottery!

Pottery, this term is always referred to mud pots! But pottery is something different from what we think!

Pottery is usually done with mud, ceramics or clay.

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CLAY:

Clay is much preferred for pottery. There are different types of clay.

  • Earthenware
  • Stone ware
  • Kaolin

Clay was initially used for domestic uses and construction purposes. When accidently clay was fired people started discovering that clay transforms into a hard glassy solid. Only after which clay was used for making vessels, decors and accessories.

 

TYPES OF POTTERY:

Pottery is commonly done by techniques such as,

  • Hand molding
  • Injection molding
  • Pressing

HAND MOULDING:

Hand molding is done by the potter’s wheels. Potters wheels are a structure where clay is set in the center of a turntable. This table is rotated and clay is molded by hands.

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INJECTION MOULDING:

Injection molding is used in industrial type potteries.it is adopted for large number of outputs.

USES OF POTTERY:

Pottery is mainly used for making ceramic articles, vessels and home decors. The common articles made with pottery are cups, mugs, jars, plates etc.

HEALTH EFFECTS OF EARTHERNWARE:

In an age where we come across only Tupperware, signora ware vessels earthenware is the most needed one. We don’t usually come across the dangers of plastics. Even though they are fruit plastics the BIS added are harmful to human.

So, the best alternative we can use is the earthenware.

Using mud pots can improve various factors in our health.

  • Virility and metabolism are increased.
  • They are alkaline less and hence the gas problems are avoided.
  • It is a natural way of cooling.

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HOBBIES IN POTTERY:

Not only it uses, but pottery is also considered as a mere hobby by many people.

Pottery is used as a stress killing hobby. A new joy erupts when we knead and play with the clay. There is pottery classes conducted for people to learn and relax.

 

 

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