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pot·ter·y

 (pŏt′ə-rē)
n. pl. pot·ter·ies
1. Ware, such as vases, pots, bowls, or plates, shaped from moist clay and hardened by heat.
2. The craft or occupation of a potter.
3. The place where a potter works.

[French poterie, from Old French, from potier, potter, from pot, pot; see potiche.]

pottery

(ˈpɒtərɪ)
n, pl -teries
1. (Ceramics) articles, vessels, etc, made from earthenware and dried and baked in a kiln
2. (Ceramics) a place where such articles are made
3. (Ceramics) the craft or business of making such articles
[C15: from Old French poterie, from potier potter, from pot pot1]

pot•ter•y

(ˈpɒt ə ri)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. ceramic ware, esp. earthenware and stoneware.
2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics.
3. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made.
[1475–85]

pottery

  • craze - First a crack or flaw; to craze is to produce minute cracks on the surface of pottery.
  • fictile - An adjective meaning "pertaining to pottery" or "suitable for making pottery."
  • ceramic, earthenware - Pottery made from clay is called ceramic or earthenware.
  • slip - As in pottery, it derives from Norwegian slip/slipa, "slime on fish."

Pottery

See also skill and craft.

1. the art and technology of making objects of clay and other materials treated by firing.
2. articles of earthenware, porcelain, etc. — ceramist, keramist, ceramicist, keramicist, n.
an historical or descriptive work on pottery.

pottery

Strictly, all baked-clay ware except stoneware and porcelain. More generally, the art of shaping and molding all clays while soft and malleable and firing them in a kiln to render the created shapes firm and stable. Firing drives off the water combined with the constituent materials within clay and binds them together. Glazes are often added to make the ware waterproof.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pottery - ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kilnpottery - ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln
agateware - pottery that is veined and mottled to resemble agate
ceramic ware - utensils made from ceramic material
lusterware - pottery with a metallic sheen produced by adding metallic oxides to the glaze
Wedgwood - a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors; typically has a classical decoration in white on a blue background
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
2.pottery - the craft of making earthenware
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
3.pottery - a workshop where clayware is made
workshop, shop - small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done

pottery

noun ceramics, terracotta, crockery, earthenware, stoneware a 17th century piece of pottery
Related words
adjective fictile
Translations
صِناعَة الفُخّارفُخّارفُخَّارمَصْنَع الفُخّار
hrnčířstvíkeramikahrnčířská dílna
keramikkeramikkunstkeramikværkstedpottemageripottemagervarer
keramiikka
grnčarstvo
agyagárufazekasmesterségfazekasmûhelyfazekasság
leirkeragerîleirmunir
陶器陶芸窯元
도기
hrnčiarska dielňahrnčiarstvo
lončarstvolončenina
keramikverkstadkeramisk verkstadkrukmakeri
เครื่องปั้นดินเผา
çanak çömlekçömlekçiçömlekçilik
đồ gốm

pottery

[ˈpɒtərɪ] N
1. (= craft) → alfarería f; (= art) → cerámica f
2. (= pots) → cerámica f; [of fine quality] → loza f
a piece of potteryuna cerámica
3. (= workshop) → alfar m, alfarería f

pottery

[ˈpɒtəri]
n
(= earthenware objects) → poteries fpl
a piece of pottery → une poterie
(= clay) → terre f
made of pottery → en terre
(= craft, activity) → poterie f
(= factory) → poterie f
modif [industry] → de la poterie; [class, workshop] → de poterie; [bowl] → en terrepotting compost nterreau mpotting shed [ˈpɒtɪŋʃɛd] ncabanon m

pottery

n (= workshop, craft)Töpferei f; (= pots)Töpferwaren pl, → Tonwaren pl; (glazed) → Keramik f; (= archaeological remains)Tonscherben pl

pottery

[ˈpɒtərɪ]
1. n (workshop) → fabbrica or laboratorio di ceramiche; (craft) → ceramica; (pots) → ceramiche fpl
a piece of pottery → una ceramica
2. adj (dish, jug) → di ceramica

potter1

(ˈpotə) noun
a person who makes plates, cups, vases etc out of clay and fires them in an oven (called a kiln).
ˈpottery noun
1. articles made by fired clay. He is learning how to make pottery.
2. (plural ˈpotteries) a place where articles of fired clay are made. He is working in the pottery.
3. the art of making such articles. He is learning pottery.

pottery

فُخَّار keramika pottemagervarer Töpferwaren κεραμική cerámica keramiikka poterie grnčarstvo ceramiche 陶器 도기 aardewerk keramikk wyroby garncarskie cerâmica керамические изделия krukmakeri เครื่องปั้นดินเผา çanak çömlek đồ gốm 陶器
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You would almost have thought he was digging a cellar there in the sea; and when at length his spade struck against the gaunt ribs, it was like turning up old Roman tiles and pottery buried in fat English loam.
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I would have even tried pottery, but the island contained no clay.
Perhaps these Odes may best be compared with the little craftless figures in an early age of pottery, when the fragrance of the soil yet lingered about the rough clay.
Poyser, in a cutting tone, as she rose and went towards the cupboard while Molly began dolefully to pick up the fragments of pottery.
No shrewdly-worded history could have brought the myths and shadows of that old dreamy age before us clothed with human flesh and warmed with human sympathies so vividly as did this poor little unsentient vessel of pottery.
The large family seemed to her so warm and various that she forgot to censure them for their taste in pottery.
The larger vessels which contained the smaller ones were of pottery while those within them were quite evidently of hammered gold.
Granting the possibility of spiritual apparition and even materialization, yet the apparition and materialization of a half-gallon brown clay jug--a piece of coarse, heavy pottery evolved from nothing--that is hardly thinkable.
Playmore, I now reminded him that the eruption which had overwhelmed the town had preserved, for more than sixteen hundred years, such perishable things as the straw in which pottery had been packed; the paintings on house walls; the dresses worn by the inhabitants; and (most noticeable of all, in our case) a piece of ancient paper, still attached to the volcanic ashes which had fallen over it.
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