Development of toys in historical process and ceramic toys
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CitationSevim, C., Gönül, E. (2012). Development of toys in historical process and ceramic toys. Sanat ve Tasarım Dergisi, 2 (2), 32-40.
Ceramics, that have existed along with human beings in all stages of life, is one of the most important inventions produced by people to meet their needs. They have entered people’s lives first in the form of pots and pans and later have taken various forms to make life easier for people. They have sometimes taken the form of pots and pans, sometimes roof tiles and sometimes a part of a spacecraft. Ceramics, which has existed in people’s lives to such an extent, after its invention have also served as an entertainment and education tool for children after going through various stages throughout history due to being easily shaped, produced and obtained. As a result of this characteristic of theirs, toys for children have been made for their entertainment from ceramics since antiquity and these toys have also developed their creativity. Ceramic toy cars, dolls, dinner sets made from ceramics that have been seen throughout history are good examples of such toys. With the advancement of today’s technology, toys have begun to be produced from materials such as plastic, digital materials etc., and these have replaced ceramic toys. While this change has contributed many different games and toys to children’s world, they have caused ceramic games and toys to enter a process of disappearance. In this study the childtoy relationship, history of toys, the past of ceramic toys and their place in today’s world will be explained.