Mata Ortiz Pottery: Antique Home Decor

The southwestern home decorating style has been hot for years now and it looks like it’s with us to stay. The problem is however, that in recent years so many of the accessories have become a bit cliché. This is precisely why people who have grown tired of dream-catchers and baskets are now rushing to decorate with Mata Ortiz pottery.

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Continental Pottery As Home Decoration

Most Continental pottery was made from an earthenware base, covered with a glaze to which tin oxide had been added, and is known as tin glaze. Tin-glaze pottery is given different names according to its country of origin. In Italy and Spain it is called maiolica, in France and Germany it is known as faience, and in the Netherlands as Delft.

The richly coloured designs and motifs of Continental pottery of the 17th and 18th centuries provided a popular source of inspiration for makers in the 19th century and later.

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Using Pottery As Decoration In Tuscan Kitchen

There are some simple ways you can create a Tuscan feel in your kitchen without spending tens of thousands of dollars on renovating and ripping out walls, cabinets, floors, and such. One way is by adding a fair amount of pottery to your kitchen walls, counters, and backslashes for a true Tuscan feel.

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Classic Wedgwood Pottery and Porcelain

The Wedgwood is a famous British pottery company, originally founded by Josiah Wedgwood c1795, the thirteenth child of an impoverished potter, and possibly the most famous name ever associated with pottery.Wedgwood merged with Waterford Crystal in 1987 to become Waterford Wedgwood. The factory was a pioneer of new products such as those modelled by William Greatbach, and coloured with lead glazes developed by Josiah Wedgwood during his partnership with the Staffordshire potter Thomas Whieldon.

Perfected the fabulous blue ceramic stoneware or jasperware decorated with white relief that antique Wedgwood pottery is most known for today.

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