Jan 8, 2019

Pottery in Algeria

Pottery of Algeria

Pottery of Algeria 

Algeria is the largest country in the Arab and African region and tenth in the world. It is located in the northwestern part of the African continent and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, a country that relies on many traditional industries to this day. The antique is designed to dazzle the world with many wonderful pieces of handmade jewelry and jewelry, exquisite handcrafts, brassies that have become precious heritage, ceramics and pottery in various forms. Here we will talk about the pottery industry in Algeria; Traditional industries.

The pottery industry has been associated with the existence of man since ancient times, and has continued with the same production force until today it has become a kind of precious heritage, a symbol of originality and history, especially in the State of Algeria; it is considered one of the traditional industries that continue to this day.

Despite the spread of the pottery industry in the world, Algeria has a special touch. It has been given a chance to take place alongside the Mediterranean Sea. There is no region in Algeria that does not manufacture pottery or buy it in its own homes for use and decoration. The geologists have considered pottery as a measure of time, Its past, where it was used in mosques and walls, by decorating them with colorful mosaics

Algerian pottery

 Rural Class:

 Is located in a large and concentrated in the countryside and villages and tribes; and is a legacy of art, and take inspiration and decorations of ancient symbols and inspirations, and shows the diversity of their products, we find jars, vases, pots and jugs, and support the survival and persistence of this industry in villages and tribes is the adoption of kitchen The Algerian pottery is heavily used; it is mainly used for cooking, preserving oil, drinking milk, and keeping butter.

 Civil Section:

 This species differs from the rural group in its large use for decoration, and its great impact on Islamic art, Arabic fonts, and methods of decorating, and the frequent use of flowers and geometric shapes.

Basic Pottery

The red clay is the basic material in the making of pottery, in addition to some other materials that make the clay easy to form. The pottery may be used in its natural color, brown to red. For decoration, such as: flowers, geometric shapes, and some words in Arabic.

With the development of machines and tastes, new types of pottery have emerged in Algeria, such as: the ceramic, whose manufacture moved to Europe in the fifteenth century AD, and the black or glossy black and gray bocrac pottery. The development of the pottery industry in Algeria has continued remarkably, because of its many uses In the lives of the Algerians, and has been conclusive evidence of the country's civilization and history.

Pottery in Saudi Arabia

Pottery in Saudi Arabia


Life has evolved greatly in all scientific, technological, industrial and other fields, leading to the emergence of some trades and industries that facilitate life on humans and the disappearance of others. Some of the industries that man depended upon in his life since the beginning of his development disappeared now and became a mere history and heritage, including pottery. Most of the vessels used by man were pottery; pottery is clay that is burned in kilns after its formation, In this process the mud turns into a solid state.

The spread of pottery in Saudi Arabia 

Some areas in Saudi Arabia still depend on the pottery industry and continue to be used but in a limited way. The Hajar region of Al-Ahsa, specifically the village of Al-Afara, located 15 km away from Hofuf, is famous for the pottery industry since ancient times, Where the industry (pottery) of the crafts that interested the residents of the region (Hijr) Al Ahsa; where they passed generation after generation and still adhere to it because it is connected to the original heritage, and the other reason that they are still continuing is the presence of materials and tools for the industry.

There are families known to the pottery industry in Saudi Arabia, the Al-Ghrash family. They continue to follow their parents and grandparents through this factory near the mountain, which is frequented by many tourists from different countries such as Qatar and Bahrain.

Pottery in Saudi Arabia The clay used in the pottery industry differs from one region to another. For example, the clay used in Al-Ahsa is the clay next to the factory, which is in three colors: yellow, green and red. A mixture of these types is made for the formation of pottery paste. Through which the pottery works are:

. The work of models on the hand; where each piece works alone and is called modulation
. Make ready-made molds only
. Use the wheel by placing the dough in a spinning wheel and form by hand the clay while rotating.

Pottery clay processing is carried out as follows: In a plant adjacent to the mountain, clay clay is made in a circular pond with a diameter of between three and three and a half meters, with three rectangular pools. The clay consists of three types (green, red and yellow) The water is then left for two hours. The workers then enter the pond to remove the impurities from the mud and mix it. The clay is then distributed to the three pools through a strainer placed on the opening of the pond and left to be held together.

Jan 6, 2019

pottery industry in the Islamic era

The Islamic Period 

pottery industry in the Islamic

The pottery industry in the Islamic era in Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia and the Anatolia regions witnessed remarkable competition with the Western and European regions in its industry, particularly in the period between the ninth and thirteenth centuries AD. Pottery, which was characterized by high craftsmanship, and quality is not comparable with the pottery made in other countries, and spread pottery in many palaces, and Islamic historical sites; during the Umayyad Caliphate spread pottery adornment in the palaces

The pottery was widely used in the Abbasid caliphate. It was used in various geometric patterns, but its use was limited to tools, food and water materials. The Muslim potters contributed to the creation of many pottery industries that other peoples used in pottery works , Which has spread to most of the world

Jan 4, 2019

Making a Pottery Salt Pot on the wheel

Making a pottery Salt Pot or Salt Pig on the wheel.

These are made from 2 pieces, the first an enclosed pot and then a mouth piece is thrown and attached to the front.

pottery Round Bellied Vase with Flared Top

Throwing a Round Bellied Vase with Flared Top - Matt Horne Pottery