stone·​ware | \ ˈstōn-ˌwer How to pronounce stoneware (audio) \

Definition of stoneware

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

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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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This shop carries wall art, stoneware vases and jars, colorful textiles, prints and even a few geological oddities including the fossilized teeth of megalodon sharks. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "13 design stores: Bay Area interior designers’ favorite places to shop," 27 July 2019 Not to be missed is a room lined with unique stoneware cups handmade by Ehren Tool and decorated with bullet holes, skulls, American eagles, sandbags and chilling slogans. Lori Waxman,, "Inaugural National Veterans Art Museum Triennial offers veterans a welcoming home," 5 June 2019 The stoneware teapot above, on the dresser, is by Koichi Ohara. Theaster Gates, WSJ, "Conceptual Artist Theaster Gates’s Favorite Things Celebrate the Artists He Admires," 8 Oct. 2018 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 artists' big, urgent show at Woodmere looks out from the rowhouse to the world," 21 June 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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