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Ceramic Plates, Jugs And Other Kitchenware

Ceramic plates have for a long time been a source of fascination for amateur enthusiasts, avid collectors, artists, and everyday appreciators of fine pottery. Pablo Picasso is perhaps the most famous example of an artist who realized that great art works neednt be purely created on canvas. Picasso discovered a new form of canvas in the manipulation clay into objects such as ceramic plates, vases and jugs, allowing him to express himself more freely and obsessively onto the 3D reinterpretations of the traditional canvas.
Ceramic plates with designs of mythological and classical imagery where compulsively created by Picasso, who, within the years 1947 to 1948 created over 2,000 individual pieces in his workshop in Madoura pottery in Vallauris. Painted pottery weather in the form of ceramic plates or other wise are statement pieces that stand out in any gallery or home. His attempt to distil the spirit of his Catalan heritage into clay can be seen in his works, which emit the scents, sights, sun and history of the Mediterranean.
If a Picasso is out of reach, you can capture the essence of the Mediterranean, in any number of ceramic plates, vases or jugs, weather authentic or replicas. Any excursions into rural France or Spain can yielded any number beautiful discoveries in the form of ceramics. Yet, one of the best tools for those searching for high quality ceramics is the internet, where many authentic bargains can be found and shipped at your convenience.
An authentic, well made, beautiful piece of hand painted pottery could set you back a fair amount, especially if it has been sourced through an auction house, many of which specialise in ceramic plates, jugs or vases, particularly those with artistic merit. However, if you know what you are looking for and the signs of a well made piece, perhaps with some history, you could snap up a bargain from a flee market, or even an antique dealer who doesnt know what they have their hands on. Alternatively, if you seek something more personal, you create you own hand painted ceramic pottery for a more customized feel.
The huge range of sources where you could find ceramic plates, jugs or vases and the sheer variety of styles, colours and patterns ensure that finding a particular piece to match your own taste, and that would fit into your home on both a practical and purely decorative level has been made easy.