Saturday, 21 November 2009

Some individual pots

17-55: One of the things I liked in the ceramics galleries is that there is a mixture of fine art and ordinary wares. These are mass produced Chinese porcelain bowls and saucers made for middling households in Europe throughout the 18th century. Likewise the galleries juxtapose ceramics from the Far East, the middle East and Europe, which illustrates how advanced the Chinese and Japanese potters were in the medieval and post-medieval periods.


sarah said...


Anonymous said...

Ceramics generally tend to prompt the question of what is art and what is craft? (and does it matter?) Glad you enjoyed your day in the big city. Tina XXX

Lorna Scammell said...

Some are art. Some are craft. Mostly they are craft - and it is the craft ones that interest me.