Making Greek vases


In ancient Greece, the phrase “to make pottery” meant to work hard. This video from the J. Paul Getty Museum reveals how the typical Athenian potter prepared clay, threw vases, oversaw firing, and added decoration or employed vase-painters. Video from the J. Paul Getty Museum.


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Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Making Greek vases," in Smarthistory, December 20, 2015, accessed December 6, 2016, http://smarthistory.org/making-greek-vases/.