The notions of body and gender have been one of the artistic means of expression of all societies. This is due to the body being a part of humanity’s own existence and individuality. As for gender, this is a concept that puts forth the constructs based on society and the identity of society itself. The aim of the research is to investigate why the artists in question applied the concept of body in ceramic works. To reveal the differences by giving examples of the usage of ceramic materials in traditional and contemporary terms.In the findings obtained in the study, it was determined that ceramics can have different applications, both functional and artistic. From this point of view, it is the other purpose of the research to examine and reveal how and why these two different situations are applied. In this research, the sociological investigation of the body has been carried out by including the first examples of the notions of body and gender in the Prehistoric era. The scope and limitations of the research were determined as the samples of Ancient Age ceramics and the works of Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos and Sergei Isupov. The reason for choosing these examples; to identify what are the changes and developments in the traditional and modern process of ceramics. Thus, it is considered that the changes and developments in ceramic as both a material and an idea will be noticed. The scope of the research carries importance as part of understanding the traditional and contemporary distinctions of body and gender concepts in ceramics. In this context, it is thought that the concepts of idea, concept, body and gender will be discussed frequently in contemporary ceramic art.
Keywords: Body, gender, contemporary interpretations, ceramic art