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A Brief History of Pottery

Written by Marty on . Posted in Clay suppliers, Olympic kilns, Pottery wheels for sale

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Pottery is an old and ancient art. As soon as humanity realized that clay could be dug from the earth, formed into objects, and then hardened through firing, an entire industry was born. And an old industry it is, indeed. Before Skutt kilns were a glimmer in their creator’s eye, pottery was starting to make its stamp on the world. As early as 24,000 BC, animal and human figurines were being made out of clay. That’s at the height of the last ice age! Here is a brief history on pottery and Skutt kilns to give you a better understanding of this extremely ancient craft.

It wasn’t until almost 10,000 years after the first clay figurines were made that pottery started to proliferate. As humanity settled down into e