# 0024

Bilha preta do Carapinhal

Artefact, Individual Thing, Endangered, Purchased, Craft Workshop, Ceramics, Glasses, Years

Socio-cultural Data

Historical Uses

Storage and transport of water.

Historical Impact

Used for the production of common daily ceramics. For personal use and export. A traditional, important source of income for specific regions.

Present Uses

Mainly decorative

Present Impact

The production of traditional clay utilities lost its economic importance, but is still requested for restaurants and traditional food preparation. Still important as cultural touristic attraction, increasing interest in hands on workshops to learn the crafts (for leisure).

Future Uses · Image / Video / Audio (.jpg, .png, .mp4, .mp3 up to 30MB)

Other Fascinating Facts

The second firing procedure with reduction of oxygen changes the porosity of the clay. This influences the vaporization of liquids and increases for example the cooling effect for water. If you would fire the piece again without oxygen reduction , the clay turns red again. Where the traditional potteries decrease there is however internationally a growing interest, in learning the traditional skills (also with sales activities)

Technical Data

Class of Material

Ceramics, Glasses

Processing methods · Image / Video / Audio (.jpg, .png, .mp4, .mp3 up to 30MB)

Author(s) of process or recipe

Olaria Quirino Ferreira

Bio-temporal-geographical Data

Residence time (How long does the matter/material/artefact stay in an unaltered state in the location/context/system before it decay?)


How does the item affect the environment in which it exists?

I don't Know

Ontological-cosmological Data

useful and beautiful, delicate

How would you like to be with this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

I like to drink from it

What can humans give back to this artefact/material/living thing/matter?