Abstract

Abstract:

Ceramics can be art, craft, and industrial production. Several stages of industrial production processes resulting in a porcelain item we buy in a shop require what can easily be called "craft." Drawing on my ongoing research project in a porcelain factory in Ćmielów, Poland, I focus on the skills and embodied knowledge of the workers. In this article, I ground my interpretation of factory work in Malafouris' Material Engagement Theory and the knowledge category of mētis.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-1882
Print ISSN
0021-8715
Pages
pp. 205-227
Launched on MUSE
2020-04-03
Open Access
No
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