manufacturing of ceramics: it firstly combines two basic elements (ceramic clay and water) that represent the earth and water, which itself symbolizes the start of work on one's self-improvement; the kneading of ceramic clay into the desired shape is then synonymous with the known path since we can knead with our eyes shut; once the third element – fire – enters into the manufacturing process in the form of the kiln or sun, we can consider the image to be a smooth transformation of the mind's content through the inner fire lit by concentration; the surface finishing then symbolizes patient work with one's individuality.
kneading ceramic clay: this image represents continuity and unboundedness, since the clay is without edges and breaks, though the same image can also mean a fall into the instinctual since its feel gives the dreamer the chance to recall the sensual pleasure of a romantic embrace and the desire to penetrate objects (sexual intercourse).
ceramic vessels: as hollow objects they symbolize a woman; the content, appearance or possible purity of the vessel specify sexual relations; glass, unlike an ordinary vessel, brings transparency to sexual relations; see Vessel.
filling a ceramic vessel with water: symbolizes the desire for a pure emotional relationship.
ceramic bottle or jug: unlike a glass bottle or jug, it does not allow for fast and easy examination of the quality of the emotional content; see Bottle.
buying (especially beautiful or artistic ceramics): expresses the longing to discover beautiful, though fragile emotional relationships within oneself.
giving: if we know the person we are giving the ceramics to then that is the person with whom the dreamer is trying to establish emotional relations; if the person is not known then the dreamer is trying to relinquish these relations for the good of others.
broken: a foretelling of the end of a relationship or end of hope that the dreamer had put into a relationship; it is much better for the dreamer's psyche if he isn't the cause of the broken ceramic objects since then he is not accused of ending the relationship.
systematically or emotionally distinct breaking of ceramic objects: expresses the dreamer's subconscious desire not to reveal one's emotional content; sometimes this image can be the result of frustration from unplanned ideals and lost faith.
several ceramic objects (e.g. a set or its part): mutual relationships that the unconscious considers to be fragile.
beautiful artistic ceramics: symbolizes the most beautiful human relations.