Pottery

Pottery

Pottery

Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries going back thousands of years.
Once humans discovered that clay could be found in abundance and formed into objects by first mixing with water
and then firing, a key industry was born.
The oldest known ceramic artifact is dated as early as 28,000 BCE (BCE = Before Common Era),
during the late Paleolithic period.
It is a statuette of a woman, named the Venus of Dolní Věstonice,
from a small prehistoric settlement near Brno, in the Czech Republic.
In this location, hundreds of clay figurines representing
Ice Age animals were also uncovered near the remains of a horseshoe-shaped kiln.
Source: Ceramics

one of the oldest

Pottery

one of the oldest and most widespread of the decorative arts, consisting of objects made of clay and hardened with heat.
The objects made are commonly useful ones, such as vessels for holding liquids or plates or bowls from which food can be served.
Source: Britannica