The Definition of Black Glaze Pottery

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Black glaze pottery was originally produced in the classical and Hellenistic periods of ancient Greece. Learn about the definition of black glaze pottery with help from a ceramic artist and instructor in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Beth Fleischer, and today we're going to talk about black glazed pottery. Black glazed ware is a type of pottery originally produced in the classical and Hellenistic Periods of Ancient Greece. The firing process along with the iron rich clay produced it's glossy shiny black surface. To add further protection and shine to the black pottery pieces is was then glazed ether by dipping it in glaze or applying the glaze with a brush. Further decoration was somethings added by applying white, red or gold paint. To add dimension to some of the pots stamping of relief techniques were applied. Sense that time other cultures have adapted the techniques and styles originally produced by The Greek in their black glazed wares. I'm Beth Fleischer. Thanks for watching.


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