Ceramics are among the earliest artefacts of human culture. The first ceramic vessels were used by people more than 10,000 years ago for storing food and cooking. The raw material for producing them was clay, which could be found practically everywhere.
Consequently, 2,000 years ago, ceramics were known in almost every part of the world. Today, the term ‘ceramics’ covers a wide range of non-metallic , inorganic materials that are first shaped and then fired (‘sintered’). This includes classical pottery (earthenware) and stoneware as well as porcelain and, in recent times, high-tech ceramics developed for various technological uses.
The exhibition consists of five rooms that present the field of ceramics from various perspectives: ceramics in the ancient world, art and ceramics, technical ceramics, production processes, brick production.