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History

Archeologists Unearth Ancient Smiley Face on a 3,700-Year-Old Jug

Archeologists Unearth Ancient Smiley Face on a 3,700-Year-Old Jug

July 25, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

A team of Turkish and Italian archeologists working on a site in southern Turkey discovered an interesting object recently, an ancient smiley face drawn on the side of an off white jug. The faded face is simplistically drawn, two black dots hovering over a crooked arch just below, and is so subtle it was not noticed until it had been transported to a lab for restoration. More



Design

A 130-Year-Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware

A 130-Year-Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware

Aug.4.14

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Christopher

Founded in 1879 in Ishikawa, Japan, Kutani Choemon have been creating handmade and hand-painted pottery for the better part of 130 years, and while the history shows in the quality of their work, the subject matter is a bit more contemporary. Skateboarders, surfers, and drummers rendered in blue Kutani color glazes adorn a wide variety of their tableware and tea ceremony utensils, bringing a quirky and modern vibe to a traditionally conservative craft. More

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