Early utilitarian stoneware was thick-walled, uneven and commonly unglazed. It likely started with individuals making stockpiling containers for nourishment and water. Be that as it may, whoever could bear to do as such, surely in old Egypt, utilized regular and formal vessels made of bronze, iron or valuable metals.


By the center of the tenth century B.C., apprendre à faire de la poterie, earthenware had created to the point that there are verifiable records of a group of potters living in a royal residence to do the ruler’s work. Truth be told, a large portion of the most antiquated earthenware ancient rarities in presence today were saved in lord’s tombs.

Albeit much ceramics was made in the Middle East, Oriental societies contributed most straightforwardly to the refinement of earthenware as an art. The absolute most punctual coatings the Chinese utilized were celadons, which were produced using a similar dirt as the pots, joined with wood debris. The coating was applied to crude pots, which were then terminated in a decrease environment, a term I’ll clarify in the blink of an eye.

In the Orient, various areas had novel sorts of celadons, due totally to contrasts in the piece of nearby muds. Earth that contained follow measures of lime created celadons that turned blue—the exemplary Chinese celadon. Great Korean celadons were light green, and exemplary Japanese celadons were olive green.

The mud contained a limited quantity of iron, and the wood debris contributed lime and silica to the coating. Joined with the correct environment in the furnace, the coating would turn the translucent, pearl-like blue or green shading that Oriental potters are renowned for.

Notwithstanding celadons, Oriental potters created red coating, which, as celadons, relies upon a decrease air in the oven to turn the correct shading. In basic terms, decrease is a stage during the terminating cycle in which the oxygen level in the oven is diminished, causing oxygen-starved flares to pull oxygen from the pots. Decrease starts at generally 1500ºF and goes to about 1900ºF. Just conceivable in fuel-terminated ovens (furnaces warmed by utilization of an ignitable fuel), decrease does exceptionally fascinating things to the coatings.

Cours de poterie à l’Atelier l’île aux Artistes d’Arcachon, venez découvrir la magie du tournage à l’argile naturelle.

Les cours de Poterie sont ouverts à tous les amateurs débutants ou confirmés. La pratique du tour de potier ne demande pas une forte aptitude physique ni une grande souplesse des mains, la bonne position face au tour est plus importante. Le toucher de la terre, argile naturelle, est agréable, connu pour ses bienfaits curatifs. Il faut principalement de la persévérance, du ressenti et de l’écoute afin de rapidement développer les bons gestes.

On joue avec la terre, vous comprendrez son langage, sa texture, sa souplesse mais aussi sa fragilité afin de réaliser chaque étape du tournage avec succès, une pièce réussie procure énormément de satisfaction! François, potier d’Arcachon, travaille toutes les couleurs de terre à grès. Il saura vous accompagner pas à pas dans l’exécution de vos poteries.

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