pottery

[pot-uh-ree]
noun, plural potteries.
1.
ceramic ware, especially earthenware and stoneware.
2.
the art or business of a potter; ceramics.
3.
a place where earthen pots or vessels are made.

Origin:
1475–85; potter1 + -y3

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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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Example sentences
On the other hand the settled folk had their textiles and their pottery and
  made many desirable things.
The clay is dried and strengthened by adding finely pulverized pottery shards
  before pots are shaped, painted and fired.
Humans could turn its ash into a benefit, such as fertilizer or additives to
  strengthen pottery clay.
My sister, who could have been a surgeon, chose instead to make pottery in a
  little hippie arts colony.
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