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hard potterypottery,
the baked-clay wares of the entire ceramics field. For a description of the nature of the material, see clay. Types of Pottery

It usually falls into three main classes—porous-bodied pottery, stoneware, and porcelain.
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 made from siliceous paste, fired at high temperature to vitrify (make glassy) the body. Stoneware is heavier and more opaque than porcelain and differs from terra-cotta in being nonporous and nonabsorbent. The usual color of fired stoneware tends toward gray, though there may be a wide range of color, depending on the clay. It has been produced in China since ancient times and is the forerunner of Chinese porcelain. It is difficult to distinguish between early porcelaneous stoneware and true porcelain. During the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) a porcelainlike stoneware was developed with remarkable red and green glazes. In the 16th cent. it was extensively manufactured in Yixing in Jiangsu prov., which is notable for its unusual teapots of red, buff, or gray and glazed or enameled stoneware. In Europe stoneware was manufactured in the 12th cent. in Germany, especially in the north and on the lower Rhine. Early salt-glazed wares have been found at Aachen and Cologne; these grayish, blue, and brown wares were exported in quantity to the Lowlands and England. Dutch, Flemish, and German potteries of the late 14th cent. made a distinctive stoneware, known as Cologne ware or grès de Flandres, with stamped or profusely modeled decoration; most of the examples exhibit a lead glaze, though a cream-colored variety was usually left unglazed. In the 1670s, John Dwight started to make stoneware jugs and mugs in England and climaxed his work with remarkable figurines and portrait busts of porcelaneous stoneware. By the turn of the century a white salt-glazed ware was being widely produced in Staffordshire. In the last quarter of the 18th cent. Josiah WedgwoodWedgwood, Josiah,
1730–95, English potter, descendant of a family of Staffordshire potters and perhaps the greatest of all potters. At the age of nine he went to work at the plant owned by his brother Thomas in Burslem, and in 1751, with a partner, he started in business.
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 invented and developed two stonewares that are still justly prized: basalt ware and jasper ware. Stoneware remains one of the most common forms of ceramics and is often employed in commercial and industrial products. See porcelainporcelain
[Ital. porcellana], white, hard, permanent, nonporous pottery having translucence which is resonant when struck. Porcelain was first made by the Chinese to withstand the great heat generated in certain parts of their kilns.
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Vitrified ware with impermeable surface; used for corrosive materials in the laboratory and for some industrial operations.

stoneware, earthenware

A hard, vitrified ceramic ware, usually salt-glazed and treated in a kiln at a high temperature; the vitrified body is waterproof, frostproof, and well-suited for use on the exterior of buildings.


1. a hard opaque pottery, fired at a very high temperature
2. made of stoneware
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Several of the smoke-fired stoneware works, the ones on display in the shop-front vitrine to the left of Agial's entrance for instance, exude the same structural imperfections and creaking-in-their-skins quality as Khayat's porcelains.
Muller was the first to initiate a proper limited edition line in collaboration with contemporary sculptors, an activity continued by his son Louis, who made stoneware versions of the works of Charpentier, Jean Dampt (1853-1945), and Emmanuel Fremiet (1824-1910).
While this chamber pot has the same general appearance as Nottingham ware, there are clear indications that it dates from the 19th century when a similar sort of stoneware was made in several potteries around Brampton and Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
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The premium stoneware, made from a unique quartz and granite mixture, is aimed at appealing to all interior designers who want a modern and vibrant look in their concepts.
Transfer to a 5-quart slow cooker stoneware insert.
The colors are brighter and more saturated than other glazes, and the underglazes are compatible with both the earthenware and stoneware covering glaze.
Glaze colors are bright and saturated, and underglazes are compatible with earthenware and stoneware covering glaze.
95) has been revised to include a revamped price guide; but it doesn't just present the usual focus on stoneware collectibles--it surveys the entire art and craft of potters, covering the history and technology of pottery production and including over 300 black and white photos and 16 color plates throughout.
The company only created stoneware pieces between 1873 and the outbreak of World War I.
Warwickshire-based company Muglamania has launched what is said to be the largest collection of fine bone china and stoneware mugs to be found on the internet The company has selected a wide range of leading pottery companies and designers to supply the mugs, using well known brands such as Dunoon, Portmerion, Maxwell Williams and Queens.