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PostHeaderIcon Pottery: tradition and style of decorating

Ages back people used to make pottery bowls and vessels to carry food or water. The art of pottery was introduced in 6,000 BC in Mesopotamia and basic pottery included earthenware, porcelain and stoneware. Sand, crushed shell, grit and clay combine to create the art of pottery. Pottery has been the one of most ancient inventions of technology and continues to enthrall the world with its widespread utility.

Pottery can be decorated in innumerable ways like for clay bodies you can carve patterns on their surface, under-glaze decoration, on-glaze and in-glaze decoration and finally enamel. Glass coating on pottery is termed as glazing which is primarily used for decoration purpose. Ash glazing and salt glazing are the two basic types of glazing. Pottery can be painted on using enamel pottery glaze which provides the piece with pottery shine, glaze and gives it different forms of hues and shades. Then there is the firing process where the items are burnt in a kiln to accentuate their durability and hardness.

PostHeaderIcon Colorful vases for renewing the drawing room

Bright fresh flowers are worthy of an attractive and colorful vase to enhance their beauty. The size, shape and d├ęcor of your room are certain prerequisites for choosing the exact vase. The vase should be such that it holds the flowers without overshadowing them. Simple vases let the flowers grab the attention. Colorful vases are good to augment the overall look of the floral arrangement but an overtly colorful one overpowers the beauty of the flower thereby not serving the purpose of a flower vase. The best alternative is to choose the color of the vase akin to the flowers that will balance it out.

The size of the vase depends on the floral arrangement; you need a wide mouthed vase for fuller flower bouquets. The mouth should be wide enough to support the floral arrangement and at the same time small enough to firmly support the stems. The height of the vase should be such that it can hold longer lilies or blooms. But if you prefer roses or daisies, then a smaller vase can serve the purpose.

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