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Islamic Ceramics and Pottery
An analysis of Islamic innovations in ceramics and pottery.
# 117220 | 1,543 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | PH

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This paper relates that Islamic ceramics and pottery have been traced to the 8th century, developing in key Middle Eastern civilization centers such as Iraq, Persia and Syria. The paper specifically looks at how the innovations of that period mark not only the development of the craft but give insights to how cultural and scientific development impact society together.

Islamic Ceramics and Pottery Traditions

From the Paper:

"One of the key innovations in Islamic ceramics and pottery is in their glazing methods which allowed for greater utility for incorporation in architecture as well as amalgamation of other raw materials. This was also in part a reaction to the difficulties and variances in kilning requirements due to the more arid climate in Islamic centers of civilization. Innovations in glazing included methods which utilized tin to create opaque finishes and painting with metallic luster. This trend also reached Europe through Spain via the Moors. Islamic ceramists and potters are also credited for the development of stone-paste ceramics which were made from non-refactory fired clay which produced finer texture in earthenware that were in popular use (Fehervari, 2000). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fehervari, Geza (2000). Ceramics of the Islamic World. New York, New York: I. B. Tauris
  • Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn, Graber, Oleg and Ettinghausen, Richard (2002). The Art and Architecture of Islam, 650-1250. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press
  • Lane, Arthur (1947). Early Islamic Pottery. New York, New York: Faber and Faber
  • Meri, Josef W. and Bacharach, Jere L (2005). Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia. London: Routledge

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