ERIC Number: ED249156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Pottery from Pakistan. A Handbook.
One of three handbooks dealing with pottery traditions from around the world, this packet draws together information about historical, ethnographic, and pottery traditions of Pakistan. The handbook begins with a brief discussion of Pakistan's land and people, a short history of Pakistan, Islamic pottery traditions, and Pakistan potters and religion. Subsequent sections discuss the role and traditions of potters, sources and types of clay, the earlier use of the single wheel, the use and design of a potter's wheel (Dukan), and methods of making water pots in the North West Frontier Province. Additional pottery techniques described include making a water pot using a mould, decorating unglazed ware, identifying unglazed pottery types, tandur making (a type of oven used for making bread), and constructing a rice husking mill, foot scrapers, clay musical instruments, glazed ware, and tiles. Because the painted decorations of Pakistanian glazed ware are its most dominant characteristic, subsequent sections deal with decoration and preparation of multan glazes. Charts showing the composition of glaze batch materials and sequence of preparation, application, and decoration are provided. A brief word about the firing of glazed ware and glazed ware pottery types precedes a workshop section, which includes step-by-step instructions for using a combined mould and throwing technique, making a double-walled pot (Cilam), and making a musical instrument. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Note: Developed by the Ethnographic Resources for Art Education Project and The Pottery Cultures Project. For related documents on pottery, see SO 015 940-941. Illustrations may not reproduce clearly.