Ceramics & Pottery

Hand Painted Pottery From Ancient To Modern Times

Few things are more beautiful or unique than hand painted pottery. It can serve any purpose or match any d├ęcor. Archaeologist love pottery as it is often preserved better than other artifacts, leaving more behind for them to find than other materials.

Pottery, in history, served two purposes. Functional and decorative. The further back in time that you go the more pottery serves as a functional piece. The concern over decoration wasn't as important, especially in the holy land during biblical times.

While it is typical for archaeologists to find small pieces of pottery, from time to time they do find a fully intact relic. Even if only a small portion was found, biological archaeologists can still use modern technology to date the relic. Many pieces of intact pottery from the holy land and biblical times are available for viewing and even for purchase.

Luckily, many of these pottery pieces were so well preserved that we have quite the selection available for view and purchase now. They range from water and grain jugs to offering dishes.

Terracotta was the material of choice for pottery during biblical times. Terracotta is an ideal material both for form and function. It is easy to paint and glaze, making it both beautiful and functional. It also ages well, so the pieces that had been buried beneath layers of earth for centuries are still in good condition today. While most of their painting may have worn off, the integrity of the piece is still there.

For modern hand painted pottery with a biblical theme, look no further than your local Christian or Catholic bookstore or search the internet. You can find many beautiful gifts, from vases, to crosses, to replicated jugs and offering dishes. There are also many hand painted plaques featuring biblical scenes or verses.

Many pieces can also be custom done. You can even paint some yourself. There are many local shops that provide the pottery while you paint whatever you wish on it. They do all of the glazing and baking for you. No kiln or wheel needed! This is the easiest way to make your own hand painted pottery. They have pottery that ranges from mugs, to plates, to vases, even the aforementioned plaques. By hand painting your own pottery you come up with a piece that is truly unique and exactly the way you would like it.

Whether you are seeking out an ancient relic, to finding biblical gifts, or even creating your own pottery. The themes and outlets are endless. You can find beautiful hand painted pottery anywhere, especially from skilled artisans in your own community. Hand painted pottery is something that will be enjoyed for generations.

Zuluf Co.

We are the Holyland Gifts Company, the leading seller of high quality Holy Land Gifts and Crafts since 1998 located in Beit Sahour, a village on the east side of Bethlehem. With only few employment opportunities in this area, our company is a hope to guarantee the continuity of our valuable traditional handicrafts and a support to the talented Christian artisans to go through these difficult times. We hope that what has been a blessing to us will be a blessing for you and your love ones.

Contact Us




    LiveZilla Live Help