Monday, 7 February 2011

Pottery crafts

Pottery Crafts@blogspot is a business wherein it
focuses mainly on products and decors for indoor and outdoor purposes.
The element that comprises these pottery craft were gathered locally. One of these is the red clay that we used. And this business was followed its name after this main raw material, the red clay.
We rest assure that the products we are creating we're innovative and economical at the same time, we are helping to provide jobs to the community as well as making our business environmental and costumer friendly.

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Jay palma

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history of philipine pottery

Throughout the centuries, pots have been made for cooking, like the traditional palayok They may also be used for storage, like the banga and tapayan that were once used for storing liquids. In the time of the early Filipinos, jars were used to keep the remains of corpses: the Manunggul Jar is an example of such a burial jar. Evidence of Philippine pottery-making dated as early as 6000 BC has been found in Sanga-sanga Cave, Sulu and Laurente Cave, Cagayan. It has been proven that by 5000 BC, the making of pottery was practiced throughout the country. Early Filipinos started making pottery before their Cambodian neighbors and at about the same time as the Thais as part of what appears to be a widespread Ice Age development of pottery technology.

Among the finest of early Philippine pottery designs are footed dishes that were decorated with geometric cut-outs, molding, cording, or finger impressions. Most of these were made from the 7th to 9th centuries in Batangas. By the 10th century, Philippine pottery had reached a high level of artistry. The kendi, a spouted jar design of Indian origin that is difficult to make, was produced by this century.

All this time, slip (a mixture of clay and water) rather than glazes was still used by the Filipino potters to seal the pottery and the pottery was open-fired (fired in a bonfire rather than in a kiln or oven). As foreign trade increased, Filpinos found that glazed and kiln-fired ceramics from China and other Asian countries was more waterproof and more durable. As imported ceramics grew in popularity among Filipinos, they neglected the local pottery craft.

Nevertheless, pottery traditions continued to develop in certain locales, such as the burnay unglazed clay pottery of Vigan. The pottery tradition of burnay is among the pottery traditions that have been maintained, along with those of Leyte and Bohol.

In contemporary times, several potters have diverged from tradition to create unique designs, whether purely decorative or functional