Ancient Greek Pots Tell A Story
Greek potters were constantly changing the shape of their famous vases
and pots. In ancient Greece, it was not enough to create something that
was beautiful. It also had to be comfortable. If the vase, pot, or
pitcher had a handle, that handle had to be easy to hold and fit
comfortably into the grip of your hand.
The Greeks considered themselves
scientists as well as artists. Everything had to be perfectly
The designs on
their pottery told a story. Some told stories of daily life. Others
told stories of wars and heroes. All designs, whatever they were,
had to represent something that people would find pleasing.
Geometric designs had to be familiar, a design perhaps that could be
found in a temple. The colors were soothing and comfortable.
Most Greeks were
cremated and buried in pots. Even though the pots were to be buried,
they still had to be perfect. The ancient Greeks were
discovered a great many ancient Greek pieces of pottery. Between
household vases and funeral pots, archaeologists
have been able to piece together a great deal of knowledge about
daily life in ancient Greece.
Life in Ancient Greece via Grecian Pots
a Greek Pot