Greek Pottery 

The Ancient Greeks made pots from clay. Large pots were used for cooking or storing food and small bowls and cups were made for people to eat and drink from. Pots were also used for decoration, and when people died, they were cremated (burned) and their ashes were buried in pots.

Over time, people started painting pots with different scenes.  Pots were painted to show human figures, nature, sometimes stories from Greek mythology or pictures of battles. Some pots had quite complicated designs.

Years 5 and 6 have designed and painted their own Greek pots.


If you would like to find out much more about the Ancient Greeks click on the link for lots of information and interactive activities.