Orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum, and mei-hua plum are the main plants that were depicted on vases. These four flowers are considered noble plants in Chinese culture. According to the Chinese tradition, it is these plants that possess the qualities of a noble person.

The orchid is a delicate flower of early spring, therefore it becomes the personification of spring, purity of thoughts and nobility. And besides, it is a symbol of femininity and beauty. The orchid is a symbol of peace, tenderness, refinement and modesty. In ancient China, the orchid was highly valued by learned men, and this flower is still considered a sign of a noble scientist. To give an item with an image of an orchid is to wish the birth of sons with high mental abilities.


Pottery has long been considered a combination of practicality and aesthetics. Clay for many centuries was used as the main material for the manufacture of most household items. It was an indispensable element for all housewives who appreciated reliability and beauty. One of the most common clay items, for several millennia, remains a vase made of clay.

Even now, she is in great demand, especially among needlewomen. And it is not surprising, because the process of its production fascinates with its refined movements, brings people together and can be a memorable gift for a loved one or a delightful home decor.

How to make a vase by hand
A vase made of clay on a potter’s wheel is not the only way to create this dish. It is not necessary to attend pottery and sign up for special courses in order to enjoy the process of modeling.


  • After the form has been formed and all the decorative elements are applied, you need to put the resulting masterpiece into a room with room temperature and wait 12 hours.

    During this period, the clay should finally get stronger. After waiting for the end of this time, it is important to immediately burst and get the balloon. If you leave it inside, then as it dries, the clay walls will begin to shrink and explode the ball. As a result, the vessel may be damaged or burst.

    The final touch is the painting of a handmade masterpiece. For this you can use ordinary acrylic paints. There are no restrictions on colors, so you can safely decorate the vessel with any shades.

    Knowing how to make a vase made of clay, you can not only create a memorable and touching gift, but also decorate your home with an amazing thing. The process of its creation helps to relax, get away from bad thoughts and fully immerse themselves in modeling. The result will definitely appeal not only to you, but to your loved ones!

    The shape of the future vessel is ready. It remains to decorate it with patterns, applications and any other decorations at your discretion.


It is known that in European manufactures for the production of porcelain products, the main inspiration was sculptors and artists drew from the forms and paintings of oriental porcelain art. Chinese vases, which came to the collection of collections of the great royal persons of Europe, became prototypes for the first porcelain products of Meissen manufactory and are still a source of inspiration for modern masters of Meissen.

Features of the perception of the world in Eastern culture and the main features of Chinese painting

The basis of China’s culture is a holistic view of the world, in which philosophies, myths and legends are closely intertwined, real historical events and characters with magical and mythical creatures and phenomena, and man is always considered to be inseparably connected with nature.

As a rule, elements of flora, animal, and scenes from human life were used in painting Chinese vases. The principles of Chinese painting are to admire nature as a perfect creation.



The ancient Greeks made the pottery for daily use, not for adornment, and the trophies won in the games, such as the Pantanal amphoras (wine decanters) are the exception.
Most of the surviving Greek ceramics are amphoras to drink, kraters (bowls to mix wine and water) hydria (jars) bowls for offerings, jugs and cups.

Funerary painted urns have also been found. Miniatures were also made in large quantities, mainly for use as offerings in the temples. In the Hellenistic period a wide range of ceramics was produced, but most of it is of little artistic importance.
At the end of the geometrical phase, the orientalizing phase of the painting of the vases, saw the abstract geometric designs replaced by the more rounded, the realistic forms of Oriental motifs, such as the lotus, palmettes, the lion and the sphinx. The pottery ornament increased in quantity and complexity.