According to the available information, Chinese pottery appeared 7000-8000 years ago. Its origin may be traced back to an earlier stage. In the distant ancient times, our ancestors did not know how many hardships and hardships they had to go through before they were liberated from the life of drinking and drinking, and lived a life of fishing and hunting. Especially after the discovery of "fire", there is an urgent need for a receptacle that can withstand fire. First of all, human beings have realized from practice that clay has plasticity after mixing with water, so that it may form a certain shape. Since the late Paleolithic Age, humans have used clay to shape certain shapes. For example, the pottery pieces found in Xianren Cave, Wannian County, Jiangxi Province, are more than 10,000 years old as determined by C14. At the same time, in the practice of using fire for a long time, human beings will inevitably get the knowledge that the formed clay can become a hard block after being burned. These are the prerequisites for the production of pottery.
As for how pottery was invented, it may be that clay-coated baskets were fired to form impervious vessels that were fire-resistant and could be used to cook food, and soon after, shaped and fired pottery was also began to appear. A new material created by mankind - pottery was born from these.