Tourist tip #292 / Playing with mud: The 7th Israeli ceramics biennale
The wares of latter-day potters - everything from a David Bowie plate to ceramic statuettes - are on view at the Eretz Israel Museum.
It's anybody's guess when mankind discovered that clay can be fired to make nice hard things, whether utensils, storage vessels or surfaces for writing on. Pottery goes back millennia. Which tribe of humans made it first? Some say the earliest-known ceramics are female figurines with pendulous breasts, possibly religious in nature, which archaeologists found at Dolni Vestonice in the Czech Republic and date to...
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