The Pottery ClipArt gallery offers 38 illustrations of pottery examples and techniques. See the Greek Vases gallery for additional illustrations.

A form of silicate that is found in great abundance throughout Europe. It is white and can be scratched with the nail. Alabaster was used to craft anything from vases to perfume boxes.

Alabaster

A form of silicate that is found in great abundance throughout Europe. It is white and can be scratched…

Pottery from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

Bronze Age Pottery

Pottery from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

A pair of hands forming a long section of rolled clay into a container.

Modeling a clay container

A pair of hands forming a long section of rolled clay into a container.

A pair of hands smoothing a clay container formed by curling large sections of rolled clay together.

Smoothing a clay container

A pair of hands smoothing a clay container formed by curling large sections of rolled clay together.

Clay pipe bowls are ritualistic pipes used in ceremonies and daily life.

Clay Pipe Bowl

Clay pipe bowls are ritualistic pipes used in ceremonies and daily life.

This cuspidor is a receptacle made for spitting into, especially by users of chewing and dipping tobacco. A cuspidor is also known a spittoon which can also be slang in American English for any receptacle used to hold spit.

The Design for a Cuspidor

This cuspidor is a receptacle made for spitting into, especially by users of chewing and dipping tobacco.…

Deep Dish, by Giorgio.

Deep Dish

Deep Dish, by Giorgio.

Dishes are the general term for the dish used in serving, or eating food. Similar to plates and bowls.

Glass Dish

Dishes are the general term for the dish used in serving, or eating food. Similar to plates and bowls.

An earthen pipe depicting a face made by Native Americans.

Earthen Pipe

An earthen pipe depicting a face made by Native Americans.

An earthen vase made by Native Americans.

Earthen Vase

An earthen vase made by Native Americans.

Successive Stages of Earthenware Vessel on the Potter's Wheel.

Successive Stages of Earthenware Vessel

Successive Stages of Earthenware Vessel on the Potter's Wheel.

Reindeer Age (Aurignacian) Engravings and Carvings. Shown are engravings of stage and salmon, engraved on reindeer horn, engraved stone, head of a women carved in ivory, horses head carved in ivory, stone statuettes, and painted pebbles (Azilian age).

Reindeer Age Engravings and Carvings

Reindeer Age (Aurignacian) Engravings and Carvings. Shown are engravings of stage and salmon, engraved…

Neolithic age hut urns. The first drawing probably representing a lake dwelling. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Age Hut Urns

Neolithic age hut urns. The first drawing probably representing a lake dwelling. Not drawn to scale.

An illustration of a "jar of Castor ware with reliefs of a stag pursued by a hound, executed in semi-fluid slip." (Britannica, 1910)

Jar

An illustration of a "jar of Castor ware with reliefs of a stag pursued by a hound, executed in semi-fluid…

Mexican bowl with spirals and zigzags sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Bowl

Mexican bowl with spirals and zigzags sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican duck jar sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Duck Jar

Mexican duck jar sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican jar.

Mexican Jar

Mexican jar.

Mexican jar with spiral design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Jar

Mexican jar with spiral design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican jar with serpent design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Jar

Mexican jar with serpent design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Tusayan jar (Mexico) sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Jar

Tusayan jar (Mexico) sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican stone pipe bowl sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Pipe Bowl

Mexican stone pipe bowl sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

An illustration of a large Minoan vase.

Minoan Pottery

An illustration of a large Minoan vase.

"Staffordshire Minton." — Chambers, 1881

Minton

"Staffordshire Minton." — Chambers, 1881

A piece of pottery and woven basket made by Native Americans.

Native American Handiwork

A piece of pottery and woven basket made by Native Americans.

An illustration of an ancient Roman oil vase.

Roman Oil Vase

An illustration of an ancient Roman oil vase.

Palissy Dish, by La Belle Jardiniere.

Palissy Dish

Palissy Dish, by La Belle Jardiniere.

An illustration of a potter.

Potter

An illustration of a potter.

An illustration of two forms of Italian potter's wheels.

Pottery Wheels

An illustration of two forms of Italian potter's wheels.

Neolithic age pottery from lake dwelling. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Age Pottery

Neolithic age pottery from lake dwelling. Not drawn to scale.

"The capital of Bohemian,a prosperous well-built city near the centre of the kingdom, on both sides of the Moldau, here crossed by seven bridges; 153 miles northwest of Vienna and 75 miles southeast of Dresden, with both of which it is connected b railroad." -Marshall

View in Prague

"The capital of Bohemian,a prosperous well-built city near the centre of the kingdom, on both sides…

A box or case of hard potery in which porcelain and othe delicate ceramic wares are inclosed for baking.

Saggars

A box or case of hard potery in which porcelain and othe delicate ceramic wares are inclosed for baking.

"Tyg with two handles, 14th century." — Chambers, 1881

Tyg

"Tyg with two handles, 14th century." — Chambers, 1881

"Tyg of Staffordshire ware." — Chambers, 1881

Tyg

"Tyg of Staffordshire ware." — Chambers, 1881

"Vase of Henry II ware. Henry II ware was precious, consisting of glazed white ornamental pieces." — Chambers, 1881

Vase

"Vase of Henry II ware. Henry II ware was precious, consisting of glazed white ornamental pieces." —…

An illustration of an ancient Roman vase.

Roman Vase

An illustration of an ancient Roman vase.

A pottery model of the water organ. The water organ or hydraulic organ (early types are sometimes called hydraulis, hydraulos, hydraulus or hydraula) is a type of automatic pipe organ blown by air, where the power source pushing the air is derived by water from a natural source (e.g. by a waterfall) or by a manual pump. Consequently, the water organ lacks a bellows, blower, or compressor. In addition to being the source of power to push air through the organ pipes, the water is also used as a source of power to drive a mechanism similar to that of the Barrel organ, which has a pinned barrel that contains a specific song to be played.

Pottery Model of the Water Organ

A pottery model of the water organ. The water organ or hydraulic organ (early types are sometimes called…

A pottery model of the water organ. The water organ or hydraulic organ (early types are sometimes called hydraulis, hydraulos, hydraulus or hydraula) is a type of automatic pipe organ blown by air, where the power source pushing the air is derived by water from a natural source (e.g. by a waterfall) or by a manual pump. Consequently, the water organ lacks a bellows, blower, or compressor. In addition to being the source of power to push air through the organ pipes, the water is also used as a source of power to drive a mechanism similar to that of the Barrel organ, which has a pinned barrel that contains a specific song to be played.

Pottery Model of the Water Organ

A pottery model of the water organ. The water organ or hydraulic organ (early types are sometimes called…

A tool used to spin a piece of clay using converted motion from the users foot. Used mainly is making cylindrical objects.

Potters Wheel

A tool used to spin a piece of clay using converted motion from the users foot. Used mainly is making…