Aboriginal Square Hand Painted Pottery Plates
Each plate is individually painted by an Australian Aboriginal artist – no two plates are the same. Square hand painted pottery plates are boxed and ready for wrapping.
Australian Aboriginal people do not have a written language, and so they make use of many common symbols in their artwork. Although these vary from region to region, they are understood and are an important part of Australian Indigenous art. The meaning of the symbols can change depending on the context of the story concerned.
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Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which remove all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape. A clay body can be decorated before or after firing. Before some shaping processes, clay must be prepared. Kneading helps to ensure an even moisture content throughout the body. Air trapped within the clay body needs to be removed. This is done by de-airing, a machine called a vacuum pug is used or manually by wedging. Wedging can also help produce an even moisture content. Once a clay body has been kneaded and de-aired or wedged, a variety of techniques shapes it. After shaping it is dried and then fired.