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The story of 10,000 years of Clay Art


The website, graphics and tutorials
were all designed and written by
Victor Bryant

Last added-to or revised 04 June 2012 V.26.1
Victor Bryant ©1994,2012

Ancient pots are valuable tools for any clay artist; a fraction of this historical information could provide a new stimulus or a fresh insight into your own work

You will see illustrations of forgotten or neglected techniques and astonishing decoration. You can follow how glazes originated and firing techniques developed. Some or all of the topics should kick-start your creativity.


Click to find out more background to these tutorials Click for the titles of all the Web Tutorials

Click to see Tutorial No.1. Prehistoric Origins Click to see Tutorial The Potter's Wheel

Click to see Tutorial Earliest Firings & Kilns Click to see Tutorial Glass & Glazes

Click to see Tutorial Crete & Mycenae Click to see Tutorial Ancient Greece

Tutorial No.7. Pre-Roman Europe & Etruscan Ceramics Tutorial No.8. Ceramics in the Roman World

Tutorial No.9. China 1: Prehistoric to Han Tutorial No.10. Shang Era to Han Dynasty

Tutorial No.11. The Han Empire Tutorial No.12. The T'ang Empire

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