From top left: Jōmon pot, c. 12,000–300 B.C., Japan; Pillow, Cizhou ware, Song to Jin dynasty, 12–13th c., Hebei Province, China; Bowl, Mimbres pottery, AD 1000–1150, New Mexico, USA; Ifa Divination Vessel, Yoruba, Nigeria, Africa. Second row: Serving dishes, Oribe-style Mino ware, Momoyama period, 16th c. Japan; ‘Caisse à Oignons’, Niderviller porcelain, 1761–66, Rococo, France; Cloud-shaped Pillow w. Peony Scroll, Cizhou ware, Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127 AD, Japan; Candelabrum, Arnold King, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, 1886, Denmark. Third row: Plate, Blue fluted half lace, Royal Copenhagen, 1775, Denmark; Vase, Sam Schellink for Rozenburg Pottery and Porcelain Factory, The Hague, 1883–1916, Netherlands; Footed vase, Haeger, Art Deco Style, c. 1940s, Illinois, USA; Jug, Persian lustreware, Rayy, c. 1200, Iran; Teapot, W.P. Hartgring for Rozenburg Pottery and Porcelain Factory, The Hague, 1903, Netherlands. Fourth row: Yoruba water vessel, Nigeria, Africa; Plate, Islamic Saminid Period w. Kufic Arabic script, Iranian, late 9th–early 10th c.; Tebachi, Oribe-style Mino ware, Momoyama period, 16th c. Japan.
The pieces above from varied cultures and time periods nicely bridge ceramics I both love and have been influenced by over the years. To view other posts about this topic (9 total to date), see the “Search Past Posts by Category” section at right and click “Influences” and “Favorites”.