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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Contact:
Mona M. Rock
(410) 547-9000, ext. 277
mrock@thewalters.org

Discussion on the Invention of Pottery at the Walters, 1/24

 

What: The Invention of Pottery

Pottery is the world’s first transformative technology. It doesn’t exist in nature. Unfired clay isn’t pottery, and an unfired clay jar isn’t pottery. Only when it is transformed by fire does it become pottery. Inventing the first artificial material in the world was neither an obvious nor simple process. This lecture will trace the development of pottery in the ancient Near East.

Where:

The Walters Art Museum

When:

Tuesday, January 24, 5–7 p.m.

Price:

Free

Media Contact:

Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277, amannarino@thewalters.org