Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ceramics - Red and Black Figure Pottery

Follow the link below to find out more about red and black figure Greek pottery.  View the slideshow.  During the firing process and if oxidation (smoke) occurs, the smoke can turn the unglazed portions of the pot black.  Comment below with an original thought.  Do not repeat ideas.


The site is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/vase/hd_vase.htm

15 comments:

  1. I really want to fire a pot like this! It amazing that they figured out that this works and could make small designs and details by firing the pots this way!

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  2. These pots are beautiful! I love the little details on them and the two colors are pretty!

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  3. I really like the way these vases look! I like the way some of the dark pigments on the pots look like wood grain. it would be very neat to be able to fire a pot in three stages and see how it turns out!

    ~Bailey Good

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  4. I love how all the pots are so detailed and even though they are all the same colors they are still so different.
    Jordan Fischer

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  5. Mary Katherine RogersNovember 5, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    This pots are really cool! I love the details in them, especially the ones with the horses.

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  6. Yeah man those are cool mine could never look like that

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  7. I'm intrigued by the sophisticated design of the patterns and pictures. It's amazing to see what man could make by itself way back then.
    Gabby Lindau

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  8. I like how the pictures on the side of the pots can tell stories. They are functional but also entertaining
    -Jillian

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  9. It is interesting that each pot provides details of Athenian life. We can see how they lived through these pots.

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  10. I like how there are stories on the pots.
    Emily Edwards

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  11. They kind of all have the same thing on them, but i like them, they are really cool
    Olivia Boggess

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  12. this is a pretty cool way of designing the pot. it opens up a whole new door of opportunities! would is be smooth in the place where it was just smoked though? who knows!?

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  13. It's incredible that the Greek had figured all of this out so long ago and were able to create these great pieces of art. I'm sure if they were to apply their minds to other things they could have progressed society much further but hey, arts fun.
    - Blake Hall

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  14. its crazy to think that these pots were made thousands of years ago and the firing process is so complex well not really now adays but for back then it was crazy and it really wasnt art back then they actually used the pots

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  15. I think it is so amazing how people are able to do this, until I took ceramics I really took for granted the pots and things in my house but know I've realized how difficult and the amount of time it takes to just make something small!

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