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Pottery Making Technology

Pottery Making Technology



Pottery making is one of the oldest techniques known to mankind and spread in various ancient civilizations. Pottery pots were one of the basic daily needs of various peoples.

The manufacture of pottery goes through several stages, starting from the places of collecting the clay used in its manufacture, passing through the stage of shaping and polishing, and ending with burning, which turns the clay from a soft substance into a very hard substance that water has no effect on.

During each of the previous stages, the ancient man used a variety of different techniques, influenced by the circumstances and possibilities available around him. In the formation stage, he formed the pots by hand, then on the pottery wheel, and then the molding technique appeared.

Hence, this lecture will shed light on the development of each stage of the pottery-making.


• Open to the public until the maximum number of hall capacity is reached

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• Please note that it is not allowed to enter the Library without proof of COVID-19 vaccination and this through presenting a QR code or Vaccination certificate before entering the library.

• Participants who would like to take a tour of the exhibition “Idea: Ancient Greek Science and Technology” after the end of the lecture, need to register their names at the registration desk before entering the lecture hall.


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