A ceramic is any of the various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing an inorganic, nonmetallic material, such as clay, at a high temperature. Common examples are earthenware, porcelain, and brick.
There are three main types of pottery/ceramic. These are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
Ceramic art is art made from ceramic materials, including clay. It may take forms including artistic pottery, tableware, tiles, figurines and other sculpture. As one of the plastic arts, ceramic art is one of the visual arts. While some ceramics are considered fine art, such as pottery or sculpture, most are considered to be decorative, industrial or applied art objects.
Ceramic-making can be considered as an artistic expression and a utilitarian production. ... Traditionally, ceramic objects have been made for both artistic and utilitarian purposes. Today, ceramic as an artistic form of expression thrives alongside its importance in various technical industries.
- September 02, 2022
We have already written about ceramic designs and their origins. While most ceramic styles stem from French, Spanish and Turkish influences, when walking around the medina and souks today you can find many ceramic pieces decorated with Amazigh symbols.
- September 20, 2021
The word tagine, or tajine, is used to designate, on the one hand, a kitchen utensil respecting the traditions of the Maghreb, a hollow baking dish in terracotta, surmounted by a conical lid, and on the other hand, a dish cooked in this utensil, often a slow cooked stew, which can be composed of meat, poultry or fish, vegetables or fruit.
A Berber invention for cooking as a nomad
The tagine would have been invented long before our era by the Berber people. These people very quickly knew how to take advantage of their semi nomadic way of life. They have thus developed a traditional dish that is easy to prepare and cook over a simple campfire. It was one of the first versions of a slow cooker or dutch oven.
- April 15, 2021
Tradition, history and innovation in Tunisian handmade ceramics
- February 22, 2019
The Tunisian historical patrimony provides a very unique art selection to create a brand image in the artisanal sector through the handcrafted products. In fact, it gathers the story of the national identity and the skill of the Tunisian artisans. Qartaj offers to you Handmade Products made of ceramic, wood and other materials for daily use and decorative purposes designed by exceptional modelers.