What is pottery?

  • (noun): A workshop where clayware is made.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Pottery is the material from which the potteryware is made, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery (plural "potteries"). Pottery also refers to the art or craft of the potter or the manufacture of pottery.

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Pottery - Other Usages
... of Stoke-on-Trent is widely known as The Potteries because of the large number of pottery factories or, colloquially, Pot Banks ... industrial cities of the modern era where, as early as 1785, two hundred pottery manufacturers employed 20,000 workers ...
James Stiff
... a mould maker in 1830 at Doulton and Watts' Lambeth Pottery in London to owning his own pottery works in Lambeth in 1843 ... of potters in Lambeth at the time, including Doulton and Watts Pottery in Lambeth High Street (later Doulton Company) and Stephen Green's Imperial Pottery ... potteries were famous for their varied types of stoneware pottery Stiff Sons also produced effervescent, colourful pottery ...
Georg Loeschcke
... Thongefäße, a landmark work that provided important historical timelines for Mycenaean pottery ... In their investigations of Mycanaean pottery, Loeschcke and Furtwängler gave distinctions between it and Geometric pottery ... at the University of Dorpat, where he co-authored another important work on Mycenaean pottery with Furtwängler titled Mykenische Vasen (1886) ...
Angel Phase - History of Research
... archaeology is chiefly focused on the study of shell-tempered pottery ... The first accounts of the process of shell-tempered pottery in the Southeast were described by Dumont ... in rich detail the skill and elements involved in the creation of shell-tempered pottery ...
Pottery In Palestine
... Pottery in Palestine refers to pottery and ceramics produced in the historic region of Palestine by local and foreign artisans and ceramicists ...

More definitions of "pottery":

  • (noun): The craft of making earthenware.
  • (noun): Ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln.
    Synonyms: clayware

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