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date: 27 November 2022


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Michael Clarke

A coarse textured ware made from *clay and fired in a *kiln. The earliest examples date from the Neolithic period when nomadic life was abandoned and settled life began. Early pieces were hand-built, using a thumb pressed into a ball of clay, or coiled, where a long strip of clay is coiled into a pot and pressed together. The wheel was the main piece of equipment used in manufacture and was known in ancient Egypt, China, and the Near East. Pottery is normally divided into two types, depending on the temperature it is fired at in the ... ...

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