History of Asian Ceramics

Timeline created by Katie Otradovec
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    Terracotta warriors

    Terracotta warriors
    The warriors were created between 221-210 BC
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    Potters Wheel

    Potters Wheel
    In 300 BC, the potters wheel started be used, creating more complex designs in the potery, resulting in ceramics with legs
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    Domestic Wares

    Domestic Wares
    Between 57 BC and 668 AD was the beginning of ceramics in Korea. Domestic wares were being produced along with statues of royal figures, guardians and horses
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    Oldest Korean Pottery

    The olderst known korean earthenware is from around 8000 BC
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    Earliest Pottery in China

    The earliest pottery in China dates back to 17000-18000 years ago in southern China. During this time two types of pottery were thought to be made, coarse-bodied wares (everyday use) and thinner-bodied wares (rituals or special occasions)
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    "Soul Jar"

    "Soul Jar"
    Between 202 BC - 220 AD the development of a "soul jar" that was used as a funerary jar in China began
  • Sep 6, 618

    Three Colored Ware

    Three Colored Ware
    Three colored ware started to appear in Bright yellow, green, and white glazes
  • Sep 8, 618

    Qingci

    The qingci (aka celadon in the west) - subtle bluish-green glaze, simple and elegant shapes 618-907 AD
  • Sep 6, 668

    Kilns

    Pottery was fired in kilns at higher temperatures starting around 57-669 AD. These pieces were stronger, and had a different surface finish.
  • Sep 8, 676

    Lids and Long-necked bottles

    Lids and Long-necked bottles
    Pottery began having lids, Long-necked bottles appeared 676 - 918 AD
  • Sep 6, 918

    Celadons

    Celadons having inlaid decorations instead of painted decorations became very popular between 918 - 1392
  • Sep 6, 1279

    Blue and White Porcelain

    Blue and White Porcelain
    Blue and white porcelain became popular between 1279 and 1644
  • Sep 8, 1392

    Golden age of Korean Pottery

    Golden age of Korean Pottery
    During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897) Ceramics in Korea were at the highest quality, It is known as the golden age of Korean pottery
  • Five Colored Ware

    Five Colored Ware
    Five colored ware with under-glaze pigments and decorative schemes started to appear between 1644 and 1911