Pottery and Porcelain
Four important things helped the making of the Chinese Pottery
Huge mounds of clay and huge amounts of fuel are used to make
pottery and Porcelain. A big
fire is set up and it usually makes pottery and porcelain for hundreds of years.
Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Mothers, Children. All the knowledge is passed
down of making the fires and moulding the clay, so that each generation can
develop their own decorating technique and style. Prepairing the fire and and
glazing the clay are passed down from generation to generation
The types of things that people use to make out of pottery and
A lot of pottey and porcelain were exported from china to Korea,
Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Southeast Asian peninsula, Philippines, Indonesia, India,
Middle East, Eastern Coast of Africa, Europe, Great Britain, and the United
States of America.
Tomake porcelain they mixed porcelain stone with Kaolin they
grinded the material and then soaked in water for years. That made it stickier
easily moulded which made it be able to be stretched and twisted and shaped so
it was able to be put on the potter’s wheel to be made into lovely pottery. Once
it was half way dry a knife for that activity only shaved it until it was thin.
Then they would paint it and design it how ever they liked and then they would
have a beautiful piece of pottery.
Back in the old days it was extremely hard to make pottery and
porcelain because there was shipping and fires and heavy
Today it is much easier because of all the machines and
technology so it is much easier.