During these periods, artists would use fired clay for creating their artwork (The metropolitan museum of art, 2012). By using the fired clay, the artists ensured that their final piece of art was highly durable and lasted longer than any form of art that was created. As opposed to other types of ancient art, for an instant painting, pottery as an art form was highly durable. Not only did the artists mould the clay into fine forms, they also assumed the skill of painting. The reason the artists’ painted their pottery was to create a means of communication. The painted decorations helped the artists in making three-dimensional representations of their pottery. Among the Greeks artists’, pottery was produced from using geometric shapes in decorating them to use of human forms.
The geometric kind of art showed in the Heron class Olla came along in the middle and late geometric time. There are different lines that run across the pot from the tip to the base; distinct lines that run vertically, while pothers are designed horizontally. In between a series of lines running horizontally on the pot, the artists put other motifs. They use animal motifs accompanying them with other abstract diamonds like motifs. Thereafter, the horizontal line second row is only modelled in animal depictions. The artist has used decorative motifs after the third horizontal lines that alternate with the short vertical lines (The metropolitan museum of art, 2012). The base of the pot follows a series of horizontally formed lines that are of varying thickness. There has been much emphasis on the geometric motifs just like the artistic period name. As opposed to the black-figure period, where the artist used dark colors in the objects on the surface of the artwork, the geometric era uses brighter hues. Unlike pottery in the geometric era, the archaic period pottery the artists were using