Making Greek Vases

Video

Mark Cartwright
by Getty Museum
published on 04 April 2014

In ancient Greece, the phrase "to make pottery" meant to work hard. While all Greek pottery was made by similar methods, the pottery techniques of Athens are especially well understood. The typical Athenian pottery workshop was a small establishment consisting of a potter and several assistants. The potter prepared the clay, threw or formed the vases, and oversaw their firing. He may also have decorated the vases himself, or employed vase-painters to decorate his wares.

Love art? Follow us on Google+ to stay in touch: http://bit.ly/gettygoogleplus

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Museum, G. (2014, April 04). Making Greek Vases. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/165/making-greek-vases/

Chicago Style

Museum, Getty. "Making Greek Vases." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 04, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/165/making-greek-vases/.

MLA Style

Museum, Getty. "Making Greek Vases." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Apr 2014. Web. 18 May 2022.

Membership