Ever wondered why studio pottery is more expensive in comparison to industrial ceramics. Clearing this dilemma, let’s try to define industrial pottery & studio pottery.
In an industrial set up, where pottery is produced commercially, the time & cost invested in a single piece is highly efficient. The amount of human labour involved is limited and thus mass production of ceramics at reasonable prices is possible. Studio pottery, on the other hand can be quite diverse in terms of style & working model.There are pottery studios working with different goals, ones that are production based as well as those focussed on sheer art of ceramics. Studios that are more concerned about production, mostly have in-house production potters who are assigned to produce a large number of a single prototype, which is designed by the studio head or the in-house designer. Apart from these, there are studio potters concerned with working on art pieces that are generally produced in a limited number to preserve the authenticity of the piece & it’s varied aesthetics. This category of products majorly falls into contemporary ceramics rather than functional. Sculptural ceramics is a different scenario where the artist’s focus is primarily on sculpting his vision. Most of the pieces produced in such studios are one of a kind & are known for its art value.
Unlike in an industrial setup, the time invested in the making is more in studio pottery.Also, the colour variables achieved while glazing, when produced in a large number is not comparable to that within a studio. This brings more value to studio pottery when compared to industrial ceramics.
Apart from these facts, studio pottery is highly efficient in portraying its art value and its unparalleled aesthetics. Despite being an art piece, many ceramic articles serve well in terms of functionality. The earthenware is known for it’s cooking & serving purposes. Use of terracotta products have proven to provide a taste variation for the food cooked & served in it. The significance of ceramics have been highly consistent for ages & it continues to be a major part of various civilizations and cultures. In many societies, inheriting ceramics is considered a legacy of their ancestors & their cultural heritage as well.
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