stoneware

noun
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

Synonyms

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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Notes of hinoki, juniper, and eucalyptus sourced from 100 percent all-natural essential oils combine within a coconut and apricot wax blend while encased in a reusable handthrown stoneware container. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "7 Fall Candles Under $60," 16 Nov. 2018 Made with refractory material like that found in faux fireplace logs, the spooky stoneware skulls are fireproof and lightweight. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These $30 Skull Logs Will Make Your Fireplace Extra Eerie for Halloween," 10 Oct. 2018 Coade invented a high-quality artificial stoneware used in the restoration of her own home, and countless others—most notably in the 1820s refurbishment of Buckingham Palace. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "You Can Rent a Pineapple Palace on the Airbnb For Historic Homes," 16 Aug. 2018 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.com, "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, sandiegouniontribune.com, "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

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First Known Use of stoneware

1683, in the meaning defined above

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stoneware

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stoneware

: objects made of a special baked clay

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