Ceramics is the oldest form
of technology we have.
After cooking meat, baking clay was the first thing that humans did to chemically alter our environment on purpose. You can’t make rice without cooking it in some kind of vessel, so clay pots go hand in hand with agriculture – our whole evolution is connected to it.
There’s only a short period of history in which people haven’t been connected with pottery. There’s something incredibly grounding about an experience that connects you with the past like that.
– Tallie Maughan
Pit firing is an integral part of who we are as a species.
Pit-fired pieces have been found created by civilizations the world over with a story that goes back 30,000 years.
There is something inherently and deeply human about the process which is why we wanted to bring this proposal to you – our fellow humans.
Good Morning My Friend💖
Eternal Evolution! 88 beings =16 👍🏾🙏♒️🐕 🏺
Celestial? Because there is the appearance of stars or maybe beings, over a landscape/
I was thinking the same 🙂
Oh that is the first thing I thought of too!
I like that better.
I am reading a story that has an older sister in it. The sister is called Ada (means “first girl”). I think that would be a lovely name.
I can help with that if you like 🙂 🙏
I’m saving up. I want about 10 of them.
As an ancient history nerd, I’ve always been interested in pottery (which I’m sure I’ve mentioned before but probably quite some time ago). I have always wanted to make a Roman-style amphora but I lack the tools and it’s quite a bit outside of my technical capabilities still, haha.
Actually planning on making some amphoras this year! Ill share first about them on the newsletter if you want the first on it, you are welcome to sign up here: http://rakupottery.ca/newsletter
I never thought about how ceramics are just as revolutionary as the wheel or the microchip.
What would I call this pot?
I’d call it: Greatest Grandma’s Gift.
Absolutely, each tool we have is foundational to the next. Indeed there are ceramic pieces in a lot of electronics, including mobile phones! https://ceramics.org/about/what-are-engineered-ceramics-and-glass/ceramics-and-glass-in-electrical-and-electronic-applications
This has been a very enlightening read!
Thank you Gabriel! Glad you like it! 🙏
fire in the valley (small orange flakes over a patch of green, the brown being burned?)
My favorite ancient pots are the black and red Athenian following the age of homer.
I would name it Night Sky
what a great post, i so love the history in art making, it can not be separated from humanity. “infernal”