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Ceramics: An early Industry

Ceramics is one of the most ancient element of time that still made around us. Ceramics became an industry after the people discovered what water, clay, and fire could do. This process was the gateway to produce different items using clay.  

Ceramics produced when clay that has been under heat and hardened. Majority of ceramics made at this time held their own stories. Each made their customized designs and structures which meant there were rarely two of the same kind. Therefore, in present day these ceramics hold a lot of value. These ceramics give a glimpse of understanding history and are worth a great extent. 

This collection is arranged in chronological order and consists of a various type of ceramics structures and patterns. This collection most has ceramics from England and Colonial America states. 

Order of the collection:

1. Mr. Nobody

2. Bird Bottle

3. Trump

4. Bust of William Augustus

5. Basin

6. Dish

7. Jar

8. Port

9. Lamp

10. Lion Figure


Citation:

“History of Ceramics.” The American Ceramic Society, ceramics.org/learn-about-ceramics/history-of-ceramics.   

Key words:

Ceramics, lion figure, history, pots, jars, handmade, pottery, craftsmen


Ash Rai
10
 

Ceramics in Early America

This collection of ceramics shows a variety of different ceramics used in early America. During this time there was a shift from every plate being made my hand and being an individual piece of art to a more standardized style. An example of this shift is the advent of "Queen's Ware". Josiah Wedgwood, maker of Wedgwood Queen's Ware, gained popularity when King George III and Queen Charlott began buying local art to support their economy. Most of the ceramics at this time were imported to America because resources were limited in early America.

There was also some influence in style from Native American art that can be seen in some of the pieces in this collection. Much of the ceramics of the time were not purely decorative but also a way to remember events such as the first hot air balloon and the completion of the Erie Canal. They also often depicted symbols or crests such as the crest of the Farmers Arms or the Great Seal of the United States which has an eagle (symbolizing the United States as powerful, majestic, and great) with 16 chains that have the states names inscribed on them.

Claire Schumaker
10
 

Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Columbia

Images of Columbian ceramic artifacts from 400 BC to the Spanish conquest.

Sergei Starosielski
0
 

Central American Traditions Festival: Demonstrations, Interviews, and How-To Videos

This collection comes from a Hispanic Heritage Month family festival celebrating Central American traditions, and in support of an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian, "Ceramica de los ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." Held at the National Museum of American History, the festival featured a sampling of music and dance performances, food demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The museum's terrace featured fair tables that included demonstrations of foods such as papusas and tamales, traditional weaving from Guatemala using a back strap loom, and musical and dance performances, including El Salvadoran chanchona by Los Hermanos Lovo, garifuna by the New York-based group Bodoma, and Latin punk rock by DC-based Machetes. Inside, activities included designing a family "bandera" (flag), making a clay cacao pot, making "alfombras" or carpets, which are temporary artworks made with sawdust based on a 400-year-old Guatemalan tradition, a lecture on Central American ceramics with Alex Benitez, archeologist and George Mason University professor, and engaging in conversations about immigration based on objects in the museum's teaching collections.

Philippa Rappoport
14
 

Celia Cruz

Vicky Masson
20
 

Celebration!


This 1982 issue of Art to Zoo introduces the celebratory rituals of
various cultures. In a lesson, students compare birthday rituals from
other cultures with those of their own. Click the PDF icon to download.



Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
6
 

Celebrating the Smithsonian's Birthday

This 1986 issue of Art to Zoo commemorated the Smithsonian Institution's 150th
birthday. Students exercise writing skills as they discuss what they personally collect
and as they observe and describe selected objects from the Smithsonian museums
and discuss what they personally collect.  Click the PDF icon to download.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
5
 

Celebrating Cultures (Sept 15-Oct 15

Observing the culture and ethnic background of various groups of people
Mrs. McDuffie
12
 

Celebrate the Arts

Christina Ratatori
18
 

Celebrate Good Times

Images support second grade collage lesson. Choose an image that connects to a poem read to students (from Celebrate American in Poetry in Art, edited by Nora Panzer). Use questioning to describe and analyze the artwork:

  • "What do you see?"
  • "What is happening here?
  • "What clues make you think that?"
  • "What else is happening in this image?"

Ask students to take a minute to think of a personal experience that this image reminds them of, then turn to a partner and share. This prepares them for the next step, which is to visualize a favorite community celebration and sketch in preparation for making a collage.

Jean-Marie Galing
5
 

CelebrASIA

Annual Food and Heritage Festival celebrating Asian Pacific American History Month at the Austin Parks and Recreation Department's Asian American Resource Center in Austin, Texas.

Taja Beekley
1
 

Cederic Frank 1920s and 1930s Artifacts

These artifacts represent and the symbolize the important elements of the 1920s and 1930s. During these eras the United States of America faced dramatic changes in politics and the economy. As the stock market began to boom and credit was handed out very easily, major shifts occurred in economics. Furthermore, as the Nineteenth Amendment was passed, politics were affected as well. 

Cederic F
10
 

Cecilia Dinh 1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to collect artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s and explain why they are important and how they represent the decade they are from. 

Cecilia Dinh
10
 

CD art

georgia horn
6
 

CCDS Shaley Vieg - My Race to Space Collection

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Shaley Vieg
9
 

CCDS Shaely Erven - My Race to Space Collection

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Shaely Erven
5
 

CCDS Patrick - My Race to Space Collection

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Patrick McClung
5
 

CCDS Matthew - My Race to Space Collection

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matthew johnson
4
 

CCDS Marta Langston - My Race to Space Collection

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Marta Langston
9
 

CCDS Ella, - My Race to Space Collection

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Ella Bramson
4
 

CCDS Elizabeth Lyon - My Race to Space Collection

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Elizabeth Lyon
7
 

CCDS Dylan Lane - My Race to Space Collection

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Dylan Lane
5
 

CCDS Camille

Space
Camille Zepeda
5
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