|—n , pl -teries|
|1.||articles, vessels, etc, made from earthenware and dried and baked in a kiln|
|2.||a place where such articles are made|
|3.||the craft or business of making such articles|
|[C15: from Old French poterie, from potier potter, from pot|
the art of, was early practised among all nations. Various materials seem to have been employed by the potter. Earthenware is mentioned in connection with the history of Melchizedek (Gen. 14:18), of Abraham (18:4-8), of Rebekah (27:14), of Rachel (29:2, 3, 8, 10). The potter's wheel is mentioned by Jeremiah (18:3). See also 1 Chr. 4:23; Ps. 2:9; Isa. 45:9; 64:8; Jer. 19:1; Lam. 4:2; Zech. 11:13; Rom. 9:21.