Ancient Pottery has a very long history and very distant origins.
Ceramics are simply kneaded and finely worked terracotta, and then cooked and decorated.
Generally the term ceramic refers to the production of statues, groups, characters, animals, dishes and decoration for the house, in fact the etymology of the word ceramic, derives from the Greek corresponding to clay for dishes.
Ancient ceramics, differs from terracotta production only in the fact that the second is not painted and therefore decorated: the object is no longer just a tool aimed at its practical function, to make up for a need; it also becomes an object of decorum, able to represent a social status and to tell a story.
There are, in fact, many archaeological finds such as ceramic amphorae that tell the myths of the Greek and Roman deities, as well as many funeral vases that tell the story of the family that honors the dead or the deeds accomplished in battle.
The different coatings of ceramics make it possible to divide their production into different categories: from the common terracotta, also called biscuit, you can obtain the most commonly called majolica faenza.
The latter includes other sub-categories corresponding to the different types of coating: earthy or metallic, opaque or transparent.
The term faenza is the most widespread to define ceramics, it is also applied abroad, we can see it from the strong diffusion of this term in 16th century France.
This word is so widespread that in Emilia Romagna we even find a city named in this way.Latest arrivals