Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BAMBOO - Method in pottery.

ca: BAMBÚ – Tècnica de ceràmica.

es: BAMBÚ – Método de cerámica.

Bamboo ware started in China in 1600, when they invented a method to make real bamboo flat and pliable so it could be woven and it was and still is used to make vases, trays, etc. European potters in the 17th and 18th century started to copy its texture in pottery and the surfaces of objects were molded and painted to give the idea of woven bamboo.