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Apr

19

How to Make Basic Clay Pots

By Ceramic Design



If you are a beginner in the art of pottery, you can hone your skill by starting with an easy project such as making a basic coil clay pot. The coil pot, made by coiling long ropes of clay in a spiral, is the earliest kind of pottery, according to the Free Library website. This type of pottery is rich in culture and history, dating as far back as 700 B.C. when the Mimbres tribe from New Mexico first made coil pots for cooking and religious purposes. The technique for making this basic coil pot is easy, and the resulting product is beautiful.

  • 1.Place a chunk of clay on the table or your work surface. With a putty knife, cut a piece of clay from the chunk. Out of this piece you will make the base or the bottom section of a basic clay coil pot. Flatten the clay into your desired shape for your clay pot. If you want a round clay pot, make a circular bottom with the clay. If you want the clay pot to be oval, then make an oval-shaped base.
  • 2.Cut another piece of clay from the chunk. Roll it out back and forth until it forms into a long strip. This strip will look like a clay “worm.” Coil the strip around the edge of the base. Use your fingers to smooth up some clay to attach the coil to the base.
  • 3.Create another clay “worm” about the same size and shape as your first one. Stack the clay strip on top of the first one and coil it around the edge of the pot. Use your fingers to press the clay together. Dip your hands in water to help smooth the clay out.
  • 4.Continue rolling out strips of clay and placing a strip on top of another coiled strip until the clay pot reaches the height that you want. Smooth out the sides and edges of the clay pot with your fingers. This will allow the coils to grip together.
  • 5.Place your clay pot in a safe place and give it time to dry. It may be a basic clay pot, but if you allow the clay enough time to harden, it can result in a durable, functional piece of art. Some potters fire up a clay kiln to give the clay pot a strong finish. If you do not have a clay kiln, the clay pot you just made will be fine as long as you give it time to dry slowly and completely.

Apr

19

How to Make a Clay Coil Pot

By Ceramic Design



Pottery is an amazingly creative and unique way to express yourself. Making a clay coil pot is easier than you think! This article shows you how to make a clay coil a step at a time.

  • 1.First find a smooth, flat surface that you can use to make pottery on.
  • 2.Take a piece of clay or modeling clay and flatten into a circle. You can use a saucer, small plate, cup bottom, or jar lid and make a flat circle of clay — or square! This is the base of your pot.
  • 3.Take pieces of clay and roll it between both your hands making a coil. Then place the coil on the flat surface and continue rolling. Make the coil as smooth as possible.
  • 4.After you make a several coils take one coil and place it onto the flat base. Attach the coil to the base by pressing the coil into the base. Remember to attach everything from the inside of the pot — the part of the pot that isn’t facing you.
  • 5.After you have the first coil attach coils one at a time making sure to attach them from the inside of the pot. Try to smooth out the inside of the pot — if the clay becomes dry use a little water on your hands and smooth the clay out.
  • 6.Once you have attached as many coils as you want and have smoothed out the inside of the pot you can then decorate the front of the pot. Try using a nail and softly carving designs into the clay. You can also take pieces of clay, make shapes (like hearts!) and attach it to the front of the pot.
  • 7.You can then either leave your pot in a warm oven to bake the pot or leave it in the sun — both will dry the clay out and make the clay harden.
  • 8.That’s it! Now you can consider painting the pot or glazing the pot. Put your pot on display and enjoy!

Feb

8

Ming dynasty ceramic vase

By Ceramic Design



Ming dynasty, 1368-1644

The Ming Dynasty saw an extraordinary period of innovation in ceramic manufacture. Kilns investigated new techniques in design and shapes, showing a predilection for colour and painted design, and an openness to foreign forms. The Yongle Emperor (1402–24) was especially curious about other countries (as evidenced by his support of the eunuch Zheng He’s extended exploration of the Indian Ocean), and enjoyed unusual shapes, many inspired by Islamic metalwork, During the Xuande reign (1425–35), a technical refinement was introduced in the preparation of the cobalt used for underglaze blue decoration. Prior to this the cobalt had been brilliant in colour, but with a tendency to bleed in firing; by adding a manganese the colour was duller, but the line crisper. Xuande porcelain is now considered among the finest of all Ming output. Enamelled decoration (such as the one at left) was perfected under the Chenghua Emperor (1464–87), and greatly prized by later collectors. Indeed by the late sixteenth century, Chenghua and Xuande era works – especially wine cups – had grown so much in popularity, that their prices nearly matched genuine antique wares of Song or even older. This esteem for relatively recent ceramics excited much scorn on the part of literati scholars (such as Wen Zhenheng, Tu Long, and Gao Lian, who is cited below); these men fancied themselves arbiters of taste and found the painted aesthetic ‘vulgar.’

In addition to these decorative innovations, the late Ming period underwent a dramatic shift towards a market economy,exporting porcelain around the world on an unprecedented scale. Thus aside from supplying porcelain for domestic use, the kilns at Jingdezhen became the main production centre for large-scale porcelain exports to Europe starting with the reign of the Wanli Emperor (1572–1620). By this time, kaolin and pottery stone were mixed in about equal proportions. Kaolin produced wares of great strength when added to the paste; it also enhanced the whiteness of the body – a trait that became a much sought after property, especially when form blue-and-white wares grew in popularity. Pottery stone could be fired at a lower temperature (1250 °C) than paste mixed with kaolin, which required 1350 °C. These sorts of variations were important to keep in mind because the large southern egg-shaped kiln varied greatly in temperature. Near the firebox it was hottest; near the chimney, at the opposite end of the kiln, it was cooler.

Feb

8

Han dynasty ceramic

By Ceramic Design



Han dynasty, 202 BC-220 AD

Painted pottery pot with raised reliefs of dragons and phoenixes, Western Han Dynasty (202 BC – 9 AD)

Some experts believe the first true porcelain was made in the province of Zhejiang during the Eastern Han period. Shards recovered from archaeological Eastern Han kiln sites estimated firing temperature ranged from 1260 to 1300 °C. As far back as 1000 BC, the so-called “Porcelaneous wares” or “proto-porcelain wares were made using at least some kaolin fired at high temperatures. The dividing line between the two and true porcelain wares is not a clear one. Archaeological finds have pushed the dates to as early as the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD).

The late Han years saw the early development of the peculiar art form of hunping, or “soul jar”: a funerary jar whose top was decorated by a sculptural composition. This type vessels became widespread during the following Jin Dynasty and the Six Dynasties.

Jun

9

Egg Pot – Jade

By Ceramic Design



This style is a basic egg shaped pot.  They look great sitting on a patio table, fence ledge or nested in the grass and filled with spring flowers.  Available in five generous sizes that really compliment each other when placed as a set.

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Imported from South China, these ceramic pieces of pottery are made from white bisque instead of clay.  Having this kind of a base to start with gives this piece an advantage when it comes to colorful and vibrant glazes.  Each one is considered high quality yet traditional.  Some of the finishes like the Copper and Bronze have great shine and sparkle.  Our Jade and Oxblood red are traditional glazes with a lovely crackle finish.  Of course we would not be stating the obvious if we didn’t point out the new tri color glazing called “Fire and Ice”.  All pots are high fired, waterproof and come with a drain hole.  The styles are classic and unique.

Jun

9

Narrow Ceramic Vase

By Ceramic Design



Narrow Ceramic Vase

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Height 16cm

Ceramic Crystal Glaze Long Neck Vase, large, available in 2 colours, Blue & Green.

The glaze is beautifully finished in a creamy high gloss, and detailed with a fluid pattern, like droplets of oil spreading out in water or the layers of a crystal.

Each vase comes individually packaged in its own box.

A stylish gift to add an elegant touch to any room.

Jun

3

Ceramic jar

By Ceramic Design



Size: 10.5 ” 27X27X22CM

Decription: Ceramic jar; Ceramic reactive glaze jar with lid
Porcelain jar; Porcelain reactive glaze jar with lid
Decorative ceramic jar with lid
Bubble on the surface
For home decoration; Ceramic material
Good price, good control quality
Color should be changed as your specification
We can design as customer’s request

Ceramic jar

PACKING: 2 sets/ CTN
General packing ( inner box with 3-ply paper, master carton with 5 -ply paper, not including the styrofoam )
Safe packing ( inner & master carton with 5-ply paper, including the styrofoam, the thickness of styrofoam as per your request of drop test)
Color Box is available
PVC box is available

Jun

3

Decorative Ceramic Vase

By Ceramic Design



Size: L 18″ 16 X 9 X 45.5
S 15″ 14.5 X 7.3 X37.5

Decription: Ceramic Vase; Decorative Ceramic Vase
Porcelain Vase; Decorative porcelain Vase
Ceramic Flower Vases, Ceramic vases with glaze antique finish
Ribbon on the surface
For home decor; Ceramic material;
Good price, good control quality
Color should be changed as your specification
We can design as customer’s request
PACKING: L 3PCS/CTN
S 4PCS/CTN
General packing ( inner box with 3-ply paper, master carton with 5 -ply paper, not including the styrofoam )
Safe packing ( inner & master carton with 5-ply paper, including the styrofoam, the thickness of styrofoam as per your request of drop test)
Color Box is available
PVC box is available

Decorative Ceramic Vase

Payment Terms:
T/T (30%deposit)
Minimum Order:
500 Pieces

Delivery Details:
FOB Port:
ShenZhen
Lead Time:
45 – 55 days

May

29

Ceramic Flower Pot garden Planter ceramic Pot

By Ceramic Design



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Ceramic Flower Pot, garden Planter, ceramic Pot
Garden Decoration
1) Artistical design
2) Vivil Color
3) Environmental
Ceramic Flower Pot, garden Planter, ceramic Pot ,Terra Cotta garden decoration
1, Material: Dolomite
2, Size & Color: optional
3, Available in various shapes and designs, Customized designs are accepted
4. Package : Standard export packing, or gift box or color box as clients’ requirement.
5. MOQ :1500pcs
6. Payment : L/C , T/T
7. Sample: We can open the new sample according to buyers’ original samples and requirement, the lead time will be 12 days.
8. Keywords: Ceramic Flower Pot, Ceramic Pot, Porcelain Flower Planter, Garden Pot, terra cotta garden decoration
Our main Products:
      Ceramic, resin, ironware and cement items
      Seasonal gifts: Christmas; Hallowmas; Easter; Valentine; Spring festival; Wind-bells
      Home and Garden Decoration
      Angel design
Ceramic Mug, Coffee cup, Sealed Jar, Tableware and Dinnerware
Religion Appliances, and so on

May

29

Ceramic flower pot

By Ceramic Design



*Ceramic flower pot
*Color: green
*Size:13x13x12cm
*Made by rolling-press machine
*glazed inside and outside
-Name: set of ceramic flower pot(garden pot)(flower planter)
-Material: ceramics (fledspar,quartz,high quality clay)
-finishing glazed outside
-Size :( HxWxL,cm)
13x13x12cm
-PackingDetails
 packed in carton and shipped on wooden pallet
 carton size:55x28x15,8pcs/ctn,896pcs/pallet,8960pcs/20′FCL
-Delivery time
 30days for one 20′FCL

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