Pottery is the ceramic material which makes up pottery ware. predominant sorts include earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The vicinity wherein such wares are made is likewise known as pottery (plural "potteries"). Pottery additionally refers back to the artwork or craft of a potter or the making of pottery. A dictionary definition is in reality clay fired in a kiln.

Pottery items are made from damp clay mixed with different materials. they may be then fired in a unique oven referred to as a kiln at high temperatures. Firing makes the clay tough. The potter can also then follow a glaze to the surface earlier than firing the item again. The fired glaze makes the surface of the pottery bright, decorative and water-tight.

Some potters make objects which aren't useful and are definitely inventive objects or sculpture. naked pottery gadgets without a glaze are called bisque or just earthenware. The best pottery gadgets, a product of porcelain or bone china are pretty strong but are translucent.