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From Old French poterie [13c.], from potier (potter), from the root of pot.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɒtəɹi/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɑtəɹi/


pottery (usually uncountable, plural potteries)

  1. Fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed.
    The shelves were lined with pottery of all shapes and sizes.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries. By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.
  2. (countable) A potter's shop or workshop, where pottery is made.
    I visited the old potteries and saw the pots being made.
  3. The potter's craft or art: making vessels from clay.
    Bernard Leach was skilled at pottery.



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  pottery on Wikipedia.Wikipedia