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pottery

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Generally, all ware made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. In specialized usage, it typically does not include porcelain, which is a type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass.

Variations

Pottery, Byzantine

poteries

poterie

Pottery, Early Christian

Broader Term

ceramics

Narrower Terms

stoneware

raku

earthenware

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