- a place where earthenware is made; potter's workshop or factory
- the art or occupation of a potter; ceramics
- pots, bowls, dishes, etc. made of clay hardened by heat; earthenware
Origin of potteryLate Middle English poterye from Middle French poterie from potier, potter from pot, pot
- Ware, such as vases, pots, bowls, or plates, shaped from moist clay and hardened by heat.
- The craft or occupation of a potter.
- The place where a potter works.
Origin of potteryFrench poterie from Old French from potier potter from pot pot ; see potiche .
(usually uncountable, plural potteries)
- Fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed
- The shelves were lined with pottery of all shapes and sizes.
- (countable) A potter's shop or workshop, where pottery is made
- I visited the old potteries and saw the pots being made.
- The potter's craft or art: making vessels from clay
- Bernard Leach was skilled at pottery.
- Having to do with pottery.
From Old French poterie [13c.], from potier (“potter"), from the root of pot