Writing, from past to future, is one of the important communication methods entered to all fields of life with carriers like cave walls to clay tablets, papyruses, parchments, papers, walls and canvasses etc. In a different way, writing is the state of words in the language, thoughts, emotions that transferred to the stone, clay, paper and wood through signs. In the historical process, writing differed according to the needs and different forms of writing were used in various civilizations. Hieroglyph, that is the primitive writing form of the early ages, pioneered the transformation of signs into the indicators and in time, has also led the use of expression language in art. In this study, writing’s, the image state of emotions, thoughts and notions through symbols, briefly historical course, art-writing relation and reflections to modern day ceramic art is addressed with examples from three ceramic artists’ works.
Keywords: Clay, Writing, Ceramic, Contemporary Art, Icon, Symbol, Sign