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In visual art, there is no difference between ceramics and pottery.

Some experts consider that the earliest known fine art ceramic sculpture is the cache of figurines unearthed at Dolni Vestonice in the Czech Republic, as exemplified by the Venus of Dolni Vestonice, a statuette of a nude female figure, which has supposedly been dated to approximately 25,000 BCE.

shaping); (2) firing (baking in a kiln); (3) glazing/decorating (coating the object with a glaze, or applying to it various decorative techniques); (4) Refiring (rebaking) to harden the glaze.

There is a broad distinction between "fine arts" (unique objects created purely for their visual or aesthetic appeal) and "crafts" (objects which, no matter how visually decorative are usually functional and typically made to a formula).

The war years propably were the reason for the cutback in employees because the number of 500 workers employed in 1913 dropped to a mere 250 in 1916 and the factory was massively modernized in the years 19; around that time the first 'IPM' marks including a hen (more on that later) were introduced.

But after the US stock market crash in 1929 the business was confronted with various problems and this resulted in the complete closure of the factory in 1930, making all 350 employees redundant even if the board of directors still remained operational and held nearly all assets.

It seemed that products and also used the Henneberg web address.

For further information on why the town name is sometimes written as 'JLMENAU' even if it actually is 'ILMENAU', take a look at the vocabulary entry ⇒consonants and vowels.

Thus "fine art pottery" (or ceramics) describes artistic works, while the term "pottery" tends to be reserved for pots, dishes and other functional items.