pottery

noun
pot·​tery | \ ˈpä-tə-rē How to pronounce pottery (audio) \
plural potteries

Definition of pottery

1 : a place where clayware is made and fired
2a : the art or craft of the potter
b : the manufacture of clayware
3 : clayware especially : earthenware as distinguished from porcelain and stoneware and from brick and tile

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Examples of pottery in a Sentence

He has collected pottery for years. She was a painter for years before she discovered pottery.

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The elaborate aesthetic was prevalent across a range of disciplines, including furniture, architecture, fine art, pottery, and glassware. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About Art Nouveau Design," 28 Mar. 2019 That combination suggests that people from the coast traded fish to people at Lubaantan, perhaps in exchange for pottery and other goods. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Small Mayan saltworks could have supplied thousands, preserved food," 9 Oct. 2018 Lee and Pup McCarty dug up the clay for their first pottery in William Faulkner's backyard. Michael Stilwell, Popular Mechanics, "Made in the USA: One Awesome Thing Built in Each State," 29 June 2017 The shop, which resides in a Palermo Soho casona, features everything from pottery to rugs to leather bags, all made by local artists, artisans, and independent industrial designers. Allie Lazar, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Shops in Buenos Aires," 23 May 2018 And everywhere, there are ceramics, either in the form of light fixtures made by local artisan Heather Levine or as pottery picked up at thrift stores. Kathryn O’shea-evans, House Beautiful, "How Celeb-Favorite Designer Jeff Andrews Created His Own Glamorous L.A. Haven," 14 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, on remote islands where hiking trails are peppered with Pre-Columbian era pottery and protected wildlife, new eco-resorts are finally putting Panama on the map for sustainable tourism. Julia Eskins, Vogue, "Why Panama is the Place to Go in 2019," 1 Jan. 2019 Most of the pottery at Payne’s Creek that wasn’t used for salt-boiling is in the same style as that found at Lubaantan. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Small Mayan saltworks could have supplied thousands, preserved food," 9 Oct. 2018 Try signing up for a regular class, like pottery or writing, to routinely put yourself in an inventive space. Sarah Richards, Woman's Day, "Quiet Your Mind in Anxious Times With These Expert Tricks," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of pottery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pottery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pottery

: objects (such as bowls, plates, etc.) that are made out of clay usually by hand and then baked at high temperatures so that they become hard
: the art or activity of making objects out of clay
: a place where potters make objects out of clay

pottery

noun
pot·​tery | \ ˈpä-tə-rē How to pronounce pottery (audio) \
plural potteries

Kids Definition of pottery

1 : the art or craft of making objects (as dishes and vases) out of clay
2 : objects made from clay that is shaped while moist and hardened by heat

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