Pottery is the material from which the potteryware is made, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery (plural "potteries"). 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 by excluding ceramic objects such as figurines which are made by similar processes, materials and the same people but are not vessels.

Read more about Pottery:  Background, Physical Stages of Clay, Clays and Mineral Contents, Methods of Shaping, Decorating and Glazing, Firing, History, Archaeology, Environmental Issues in Production, Other Usages

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James Stiff
... Stiff worked his way up from a mould maker in 1830 at Doulton and Watts' Lambeth Pottery in London to owning his own pottery works in Lambeth in 1843 ... of a vibrant collection of potters in Lambeth at the time, including Doulton and Watts Pottery in Lambeth High Street (later Doulton Company) and Stephen Green's Imperial ... for their varied types of stoneware pottery Stiff Sons also produced effervescent, colourful pottery ...
Georg Loeschcke
... historical timelines for Mycenaean pottery ... In their investigations of Mycanaean pottery, Loeschcke and Furtwängler gave distinctions between it and Geometric pottery ... where he co-authored another important work on Mycenaean pottery with Furtwängler titled Mykenische Vasen (1886) ...
Pottery - Other Usages
... is widely known as The Potteries because of the large number of pottery factories or, colloquially, Pot Banks ... of the modern era where, as early as 1785, two hundred pottery manufacturers employed 20,000 workers ...
Pottery In Palestine
... Pottery in Palestine refers to pottery and ceramics produced in the historic region of Palestine by local and foreign artisans and ceramicists ...
Angel Phase - History of Research
... Angel Phase and Mississippian archaeology is chiefly focused on the study of shell-tempered pottery ... The first accounts of the process of shell-tempered pottery in the Southeast were described by Dumont ... in rich detail the skill and elements involved in the creation of shell-tempered pottery ...

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