Shirley Jones has opened her Pottery studio to the public by appointment. We’ve been waiting for this and are very excited to support this local, Kommetjie Potter.. Jones Pottery studio.https://www.facebook.com/JONES-Pottery-149424272534825
Her work is classic , with clean minimalistic lines and making use of stoneware colours, clay & glazes. Her work is mostly functional and makes a great addition to your kitchen.
Long lasting, durable, aesthetically beautiful and made with lots of LOVE.
Enjoy this peek into Jones Pottery studio in Imhoffs Gift , Kommetjie, Cape Town .
I highly recommend her work , her coffee cups are absolutely gorgeous , I have 6 ocean inspired mugs that I love love love. And our new addition, a pancake batter bowl is a huge hit with our 4 year old.
The history of pottery is fascinating , and has been around since the ancient people roamed the earth.
As one of the oldest human inventions, the practice of pottery has developed alongside civilization. The earliest ceramic objects have been dated as far back as 29,000 BC. One of the most popular pieces dated from this time period is The Venus of Dolni Vestonice, discovered in the Czech Republic, a ceramic Venus figurine of a nude female.
Since clay is found nearly everywhere, early humans had easy access to this responsive material, allowing them to mold and shape the world they observed around them. With limited access to tools, clay also let these people mold and shape by hand, creating human statuettes, bowls, utensils and more.
As soon as early humans developed fire, they discovered that heating these formed clay objects transformed them into a different material that was permanent and much more useful to them — mainly items like bowls, plates, and utensils for storing and preparing food.
As civilization made more advances, pottery has always advanced right alongside it, even assisting by helping people survive and providing them with a higher standard of living.
For example, about 21,000 years ago, people located in East Asia were hit with an exceptionally cold climate over a lengthy period of time. To survive, these ancient people had to obtain the maximum calorific and nutritional value from their food. Pottery was the solution. By creating pots, they could then cook their food and improve nutrient intake from starchy plants and meat, the common foods located in the area.
Because of its many utilitarian uses, pottery has been revered throughout history. Of course, over the centuries, it has developed into so much more than just functional ceramic items.