The invention of the potter’s wheel, in the Age of Metals, came to improve the design and finishing, as well as cooking in the oven that was stronger and extended the range of colors and textures. In principle, it was only around a wheel affixed to a vertical wooden shaft inserted into the ground, and made her turn to reach the speed necessary to produce the piece. Gradually evolved, the introduced a second round was higher and the turn around by a movement of the foot, then added a motor, which gave the wheel a different speed as required.
Often pottery has helped archaeologists to date sites and even some types of pottery have been named to prehistoric cultures. One of the earliest examples of prehistoric pottery is called cardial pottery. Emerged in the Neolithic period, owes its name to that was decorated with incisions made with the shell cardium edule, a species of cockle. Ceramics campanulate, or bell-glass, is characteristic of the age of metals, and more specifically the Chalcolithic, like pottery Argar The (Agar) is from the Bronze Age.
Greek potters worked pottery influenced by the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Canaan. Created containers filled with beautiful drawings forms that narrate the lives and customs of his time. Greek aesthetics was inherited by the Ancient Rome and Byzantium, the spread to the Far East. He joined then the arts of the Islamic world, the Chinese potters who learned the use of the beautiful cobalt blue.
From North Africa entered the art of pottery in the Iberian Peninsula, leading to the creation of the Spanish-Moorish earthenware, majolica ceramics precedent with metallic glazes of Persian influence, and prepared for the first time in Europe in Mallorca (Spain), introduced with great success later in Sicily and throughout Italy, where he lost the Islamic influence and Europeanise.
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, potter's wheel
, pottery Argar
, Prehistoric pottery
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