a district in central England famous for the manufacture of pottery and china. The towns comprising this district were combined in 1910 to form Stoke-on-Trent.
Also called Five Towns.
Compare Stoke-on-Trent.
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noun, plural potteries.
ceramic ware, especially earthenware and stoneware.
the art or business of a potter; ceramics.
a place where earthen pots or vessels are made.

1475–85; potter1 + -y3

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Potteries (ˈpɒtərɪz)
pl n
(sometimes functioning as singular) the Potteries a region of W central England, in Staffordshire, in which the china and earthenware industries are concentrated

pottery (ˈpɒtərɪ)
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
Related: fictile
[C15: from Old French poterie, from potier potter, from potpot1]

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Pottery definition

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.

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