The art of forming clay to create either decorative or utilitarian objects has existed since Neolithic times. Artisans have been shaping clay into the desired shapes and firing it at high temperatures in pits, bonfires and kiln for millennia. As a result of its longevity, pottery objects have survived for extended periods and are regarded as excellent archaeological tools to shed light on past cultures.
Each and every handmade pottery item is 100% unique. No two pottery items have exactly the same shape and decoration. The composition of the clay, the method of making or shaping the items, the heat produced during firing, the glaze used and the method used for decoration all ensure that each pottery item has its own unique character and appearance.