Pottery - The First Century B.C., and How Pottery Was Formed

Pottery is perhaps the earliest known manufacturing process and the objects and products of shaping various different materials with pottery and other clay materials, that were once fired at extremely high temperatures in order to create them into a hard, durable surface. Major categories include glazed ceramics, earthenware and porcelain. The origin of these pottery works is most often traced back to ancient Egypt. The modern place where these wares are manufactured nowadays is called a pottery factory.

During the earliest years of pottery production, it is estimated that these factory workers used fire and water to heat and re-heat the raw ceramics and earthen ware so that it would be able to undergo what is called the firing process. In this method of firing, the temperature is increased to reach over 500 degrees Celsius. At this point in time, the glaze on the ceramic clays began to solidify as a result of the high temperature. This is when the pottery items would then be fired more slowly at low temperatures in order to achieve the desired effects.

The firing of pottery in Abu Dhabi and earthenware had several benefits for factory workers. First of all, it helped to speed up the production of the ceramics and earthen ware that would then be put together to create the different pottery items that were being targeted for sale. Therefore, many factory workers would be able to make a few pottery items every day using amaco glazes instead of one or two each day. Also, since high temperatures were used, it would make the ceramics and earthen ware softer and thus, they would be easier to work with, as well as more durable to withstand the rigors of high temperature.

Another benefit of the firing method is that it could help to create a cheaper product. Because pottery and earthenware can be very expensive, having them made in this manner would be a way to save money. Since the firing process would help to harden the clay, it would take away some of the material cost that would normally be involved in the creation of ceramics and earthen ware items. Pottery and earthenware would therefore be cheaper than they would normally be due to the increased manufacturing costs. Additionally, there was the ability to use thinner clay, resulting in lower prices for these items overall.