Baghdad: Earthenware Vessel Makers

Date: Early fourteenth century

The Persian master artisan Abu al-Qasim wrote a craft manual, which describes processes for firing earthenware vessels. He writes that in Baghdad stripped willow wood was used in the kiln since without its bark it would not smoke and blacken the vessels being fired. See also: Earthenware Amphorae Maker; Potter; Clay Oven Maker; Collector of Clay; Glazed Pottery Manufacturer; Wood Merchant.

Citation: Allan, James. ‘Abū’l-Qāsim’s treatise on ceramics,’ Iran 11 (1973), p. 114.

Also: Milwright, Marcus. Islamic Arts and Crafts: An Anthology (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), p. 120.