Basic Knowledge of Pottery
What is pottery?
Pottery is vessels that are formed from clay or kneaded stone powder and
are fired in a kiln. Most pottery is glazed for waterproofing and decorative
effect. Depending on the raw materials used, whether it is glazed or unglazed,
the firing temperature, and the purpose, pottery can be divided into five
categories: earthenware, pottery(toki and sekki), porcelain, and
tile. In Tsuboya, pottery is called "yachimun" in Okinawan dialect.
Classification of Pottery (Yakimono)
Basic Forms of Vessels
Pottery vessels vary in form, size, and use. They can be classified into
groups such as dishes, plates, bowls, basins, pots, jars, vases and bottles.
English Translation : Tengan Ayami