Ceramics by definition is a process combining
earth, water, fire, and human intervention to create an object.
Every known culture has made some contribution to its history. Historically
and currently, ceramics includes vessels and pottery both useful
and decorative, both functional (bricks, chimney pots, electrical
fixtures, etc) and non-functional objects (sculpture, figurines,
statuary, nick -nacks, ritual objects, etc.). This primal material
possesses characteristics that allow it to be precious and fragile,
yet durable; it is able to mimic other materials like stone, wood,
steel, or teeth. Ceramics has its own inherent qualities or styles
that appear organic or precisely produced.
- Ron Kovatch