Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art-forms. Ceramic art covers the art of pottery, whether in items made for use or purely for decoration. Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln to induce reactions that lead to permanent changes, including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape.
Handwork or hand building is the earliest and the most individualized and direct pottery forming method. Wares can be constructed by hand from coils of clay, from flat slabs of clay, from solid balls of clay or some combination of these. Parts of hand-built vessels are often joined together with the aid of slurry or slip, a runny mixture of clay and water. Hand building is slower and more gradual than wheel-throwing, but it offers the potter a high degree of control over the size and shape of wares. While it isn't difficult for an experienced potter to make identical pieces of hand-built pottery, the speed and repetitiveness of wheel-throwing is more suitable for making precisely matched sets of wares such as table wares.
An exciting event featuring the finest in new and antique handmade pottery from Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, and other British potteries is to take place July 17-19, 2009 at the Marriott Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
This preeminent international exposition, hosted by The Whitley Collection, is to take place July 17 - 19, 2009 and will feature an expansive roster of prestigious, international exhibitors featuring the finest in Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, and other masters of British art pottery design. Please click here to learn more about this amazing Royal Doulton event.
"This Doulton International Event will
create excitement not seen in years" said
Arron Rimpley, co-owner of Whitley Collection in Doral, FL. "We look forward to
welcoming collectors and exhibitors from
the United States, Europe and around
the world to our extraordinary
event in July."
Contact Whitley Collection for more information!
UK Free phone: 0800 310 1219