Exploring the Differences Between Pottery, Ceramic, and Glass Vases for Home Decor
Creating a sustainable home decor and accessory lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. One of the most popular ways to decorate your home is with vases. You can create a beautiful and eco-friendly living space.
Pottery, ceramics and glass vases each have their own unique look and feel. Pottery has a rustic, earthy charm, whereas Ceramics give a more refined, elegant look. No matter which type of decorative piece you choose, vases can all bring warmth and beauty to your home. You can create a truly unique and personal space with a bit of creativity.
Beloved pottery has been around for centuries, dating back to ancient times when it was predominantly used for homeware items and tools. Pottery It is made from clay that is either hand-moulded or spun on a potter’s wheel, which is then tempered in a kiln to give it its stunning and most notable hardened finish.
Usually, pottery vases and pots come in an array of designs, they can either be left in their natural state if you prefer the rustic aesthetic or some, prefer their vases and pots to be glazed with a glossy finish in their desired colour palette. Glazed pottery is the perfect vessel to display your favourite fresh flower arrangement. Please note, the natural, non-glazed pots and vases are not recommended for liquid usage as it is still in their natural porous state.
As well as its usage for pretty dried or flower arrangements, pottery is often used to create more functional items such as crockery, cookware, teapots and tea sets and planters.
Pottery is made of natural materials and is considered to be the smarter and more sustainable choice among its many fans! It is highly durable and long-lasting, meaning it can be passed through the generations in your family, who wouldn’t like to receive a hand-crafted piece of art?
The first evidence of human-made ceramics dates back to at least 14,000 years BC. Incredible really when you think of how ceramic products have evolved over the years and yet still keep their natural charm.
Ceramics are often confused with pottery pieces as they are similar in style and aesthetic to the untrained eye. However, for those who know and can tell the difference, the biggest point of difference is that they are made from very different materials. Ceramics is a type of clay, but you may find traces of quartz, feldspar and talc. which can be categorised into earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
Ceramic is fired to a much higher temperature than pottery, this makes the material stronger and more durable. Easier to clean and suitable to use either indoors or outdoors. Ceramics can also be glazed, giving it a glossy finish, this process makes it the popular choice for dishware, and vases as they are not porous and will not stain.
Loved for its ethereal aesthetic and beautiful in its fragility and resilience. Glass is such a beautiful material that suits almost any item.
Made from mostly sandGlass is a type of non-porous material that is made mostly from sand. The glass is heated until it melts and then hand-blown and moulded into a desired shape.
Often hand-painted or etched with designs. They are most commonly used as decorative pieces, vases, glassware and figurines that can be used for generations. Especially beautiful for an airy, light-filled atmosphere by allowing natural light to pass through them.
Our selection of pottery, ceramic and glass vases and home decor items are unique. Whether you’re looking for a centrepiece for your dining room table or an accent piece for your lounge, look no further than Home and Soul. By shopping sustainably, you can make a positive impact on the environment, while also preserving your wallet! Don’t wait, you are guaranteed to find something that matches your personal style.