stone·ware | \ˈstōn-ˌwer \

Definition of stoneware 

: a strong opaque ceramic ware that is high-fired, well vitrified, and nonporous

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Synonyms for stoneware


crockery, earthenware, pottery

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Examples of stoneware in a Sentence

collects 19th-century English stoneware, especially soup tureens

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The Belgian oak furniture, Tuscan stoneware, handblown goblets, vase, and linen napkins all come from Bloom in Sag Harbor. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Garden Dining Area," 27 June 2014 Chief among these is William Daley, the ceramicist and teacher born in 1925, who is represented by a 2008 work, C-Venture Vesica, an unglazed stoneware bowl. Thomas Hine,, "Philly artists' big, urgent show at Woodmere looks out from the rowhouse to the world," 21 June 2018 Though Ubud is renowned for its shrines, don’t miss out on the superb shopping either: Gaya ceramics on its outskirts is a pottery shop run by two Italian expats that supplies brands like Bulgari with stoneware. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in July," 15 June 2018 Asian art historian Meher McArthur explores the history and evolution of this stoneware, marked by natural glazes and a rough surface laid with quartz particles, from functional for common folks to a currently collectible form of art. Lisa Deaderick,, "What's happening in the visual art world in July," 8 July 2018 Each of the individual parts of her sculptures is formed on the potter's wheel of stoneware clay and then is altered and assembled. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 26 June 2018 For the Hexa Ceramics wall covering, Studio Roderick Vos in the Netherlands molded, fired and photographed three-dimensional unglazed stoneware, giving the illusion of tile. New York Times, "Where Is Design Going?," 2 May 2018 Shankin’s stoneware pieces, begun on a potter’s wheel, could have stepped out of a Morandi painting. Edith Newhall,, "In Philly galleries now: Pottery from a Blue Ridge Mountain pair, Tyler's Bill Beckley, more," 22 Mar. 2018 All Set Sometimes simple and practical is the best way to go, and that holds true for these stoneware bakers from Sur La Table. Sunset, "10 Unique Baking Dishes You’ll Want in Your Kitchen," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of stoneware

1683, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stoneware

: objects made of a special baked clay

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one that holds something together

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