Aesthetic Consideration in Urhobo Pottery

Abamwa, Oghenekevwe Elizabeth


Aesthetics is the study of beauty and taste, whether in the form of comic, tragic or the sublime. It is also a human way of interpreting the world as it existed since the dawn of human society and not even since the beginning of Western civilization. This human world view transcend in human endeavour, because the interpretation beauty depends on some principles which must be available in art work. But, for Africans art works, especially in traditional settings nobody thinks about the elements and principles of design. It is for this reason art is produced to serve this most important to producer and the consumers. Yet, the study looks at beauty that is hidden in the traditional art works produce by the Urhobo potters of Nigeria. Some pictures of Urhobo pots were made available to enable the discussion on the topic (Aesthetic Consideration in Urhobo Pottery). Literatures and oral interview were used to get information and based the findings conclusion was deduced and recommendations were also made.

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