Throughout the centuries, ceramics have been enhanced with new techniques and materials to increase their functionality or decorative appeal. The development of porcelain, for example, drastically increased ceramic pieces' strength and durability, making them perfect for everyday use, such as dinnerware or sconces. With the invention of glazing, potters could also add vibrant colors to their pieces while making them waterproof and more resistant to weathering.
The advent of modern technology has also allowed potters and ceramicists to experiment with various types of clays, kilns, and tools. Technology has enabled these artists to achieve a wider range of shapes, textures, and colors, creating truly unique pieces.
Additionally, 3D printing has made it possible for potters to create intricate designs that would not be achievable with traditional methods.