What does Pottery mean?

Definitions for Pottery
ˈpɒt ə riPot·tery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pottery, clayware(noun)

    ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln

  2. pottery(noun)

    the craft of making earthenware

  3. pottery(noun)

    a workshop where clayware is made


  1. pottery(Noun)

    Fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed

    The shelves were lined with pottery of all shapes and sizes.

  2. pottery(Noun)

    A potter's shop or workshop, where pottery is made

    I visited the old potteries and saw the pots being made.

  3. pottery(Noun)

    The potter's craft or art: making vessels from clay

    Bernard Leach was skilled at pottery.

  4. Origin: From poterie , from potier, from the root of pot

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pottery(noun)

    the vessels or ware made by potters; earthenware, glazed and baked

  2. Pottery(noun)

    the place where earthen vessels are made

  3. Origin: [F. poterie, fr. pot. See Pot.]


  1. Pottery

    Pottery is the ceramic material which makes up potterywares, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery. Pottery also refers to the art or craft of the potter or the manufacture of pottery. The definition of pottery used by ASTM is "all fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed, except technical, structural, and refractory products." Some archaeologists use a different understanding of this definition by excluding ceramic objects such as figurines which are made by similar processes, materials and the same people but are not vessels. Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape. A clay body can be decorated before or after firing. Prior to some shaping processes, clay must be prepared. Kneading helps to ensure an even moisture content throughout the body. Air trapped within the clay body needs to be removed. This is called de-airing and can be accomplished by a machine called a vacuum pug or manually by wedging. Wedging can also help produce an even moisture content. Once a clay body has been kneaded and de-aired or wedged, it is shaped by a variety of techniques. After shaping it is dried and then fired.

Editors Contribution

  1. pottery

    The act, process, ability and skill to create from a variety of clay or ceramic.

    Pottery is an interesting hobby to learn, it gives you something beautiful to focus on.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pottery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pottery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Pottery in a Sentence

  1. Emma Bridgewater:

    In Staffordshire we've got a long tradition of celebrating national events, and what better than a royal wedding, royal themed pottery made in Staffordshire can be traced back to the time of Charles II, and we are thrilled to see celebration through pottery continuing in 2018 with Harry and Meghan.

  2. Thom Weisel:

    I think I can understand and appreciate good art, and when I started seeing some of the Navajo weavings, and some of the pottery, I really thought these were great artistic pieces.

  3. Marlo Thomas:

    Whenever you go to any of these fabulous stores, [like] Kmart, Ann Taylor, Domino’s Pizza, Chili’s Bar Grill and Best Buy … Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma … they’re going to ask if you’d like to give a dollar or two to the children of St. Jude.

  4. Ronit Lupu:

    This discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported, the grinding tools, mortars and pestles, like the basalt bowl, attest to technological skills as well as to the kinds of crafts practiced in the local community.

  5. Scott Stripling:

    We registered 700 objects this last [excavation] season – seal impressions, scarabs, tools, weapons, jewelry, utilitarian objects, cultic objects, and about 2,000 pieces of pottery a day.

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  • صناعة الفخارArabic
  • terrissaCatalan, Valencian
  • hrnčířstvíCzech
  • crochenwaithWelsh
  • Töpferei, TöpferwareGerman
  • κεραμική, κεραμικά, αγγειοπλαστικήGreek
  • loza, alfarería, cerámicaSpanish
  • keramiikkapaja, keramiikka, savipaja, savitavaraFinnish
  • poterieFrench
  • मिट्टी के बर्तनोंHindi
  • agyagáru, cserép, kerámia, fazekasság, agyagedényHungarian
  • [[բրուտագործական]] [[արտադրանք]], կավեղենArmenian
  • vasellame, terraglia, stoviglia, ceramica, arte della ceramicaItalian
  • 窯元, 陶芸, 陶器Japanese
  • მეთუნეობაGeorgian
  • et vasaLatin
  • aardewerk, potterij, pottenbakkerij, keramiek, vaatwerkDutch
  • łeetsʼaaʼNavajo, Navaho
  • garncarstwo, ceramikaPolish
  • cerâmica, olariaPortuguese
  • гончарная мастерская, гончарное дело, керамика, керамический завод, гончарное изделие, гончарняRussian
  • грнчарија, grnčarstvo, grnčarija, грнчарствоSerbo-Croatian
  • keramisk verkstad, keramikverkstad, keramikSwedish
  • ufinyanziSwahili
  • เครื่องปั้นดินเผาThai

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