Materials & Techniques


Earthenware is a porous clay made of earth taken from riverbeds, cliffs, and the ground we walk on. Its red color comes from iron impurities found in the earth. It is less durable than stoneware, and cannot withstand very high or very low temperatures.

Adapted from

Gallery text from Materials and Meaning, C3, 2008.

Web Resources

Watch a video about how earthenware is made.