Ceramic Crockery

  • The first use of functional pottery vessels for storing water and food is thought to be around 9000 or 10,000 BC.
  • Ceramic is used for knife blades as well. Ceramic blades can take a finely-honed sharp edge, which is optimum for preparing all kinds of food.
  • Ceramic is corrosive resistant and chemically stable – a perfect material for domestic appliances.
  • Ceramic is very tough – it is used in teeth & bone implants as well as fragile porcelain figurines and dinnerware.
  • Ceramics are all around us – from basic building materials and household products to automobiles and computers!
  • Some ceramics are so hard they are used as bulletproofing material in body armour systems.
  • Bet you didn't know that... Quartz tuning forks that keep time in watches are made from ceramic!
  • The first human-made ceramics date back to at least 26,000 years, and were found in Czechoslovakia.
  • Ancient glass manufacture in Egypt, c. 8,000 BC, is thought to be closely related to pottery making.