The Ancient Greeks
decorated everyday normal objects with lively scenes from ancient everyday life
They decorated Vases,wine jugs, beakers, lamps and bowls.
These fine pieces of pottery were shaped from wet clay by very skilled potters, then they were dried in the hot sun.
Once the clay was dry and ready to go it was painted, then fired in a hot kiln.
Greek artists often painted black patterns and silhouette figures using the red clay as a background.
The Greek artists loved to show detail, to show the detail of the eyes and hair, to show this they scratched fine lines into the clay with a tool.
Ancient Greek pottery still exists today, for the pottery was so well crafted it has survived for centuries bringing us examples of Greek paintings.