Those who love pottery all have at least one blue-green item, the famous pottery in the world have these products with color. The blue color from cobalt oxide gives a courtesy and elegance, so this is probably the most favorite glaze. In this article, with TT Pottery find out about this unique glaze.
From archaeological studies, blue-painted ceramics have been found since 2000 BC in Mesopotamia. About 5 centuries later, the Egyptians used cobalt oxide to dye pottery, but the color would fade over time. Therefore, the potters devised a way of covering the glaze over the ink, and this is the way to create white and blue clay to maintain today.
However, to the fourteenth century, the blue and white glaze was completed. That is when trade has grown, the ceramic centers of the world can meet and learn from each other. The Middle East with the strength of cobalt blue ceramic combined with white ceramic bone with smooth enamel throughout China. White-blue ceramics with floor tiles and wall tiles in the Middle East, combined with the East Asian porcelain baking technology, have reached the peak.
The most famous blue and white ceramics were the most famous in the Yuan and Ming period in China. The Ming Dynasty loved this glaze. Familiar details of the time were dragon and phoenix. Pottery artists also like a number of other images such as flowers, animals, and the halls. At present, Nguyen-Minh ceramics and blue is still the pride of the Chinese people for its diversity.
In Vietnam, Bat Trang ceramics also use this green glaze as early as possible. Bat Trang pottery artists have used cobalt oxide as a color since the 14th century. Besides brown enamel, cobalt blue glaze is also the color of this pottery. Bat Trang green tea also has many levels of blue, from lead blue to dark blue. However, Bat Trang pottery is green, calm, relatively different, the green color of Chinese ceramics.
At any color, blue enamel ceramics also show the natural color from blue sky, sea, mountains in the afternoon light. Inspired by the casual nature, but not as rustic as the red enamel, brown enamel appeared before.
It is the neutrality and diversity of color that green glaze can combine with both classical and modern style. Not only is it appreciated on pottery, blue and white are also used on furniture such as wallpaper, curtains, pillows, linen, linen or carpet.