Something that's ceramic is made out of clay and baked in a kiln until it's very hard. If you sign up for a pottery class, you will almost certainly make ceramic bowls.

Ceramics, also known as pottery, describes any dishes or other items made from hardened clay. You might have ceramic tile in your bathroom or kitchen, or a beautiful ceramic vase on your mantle. If you're an artist who makes clay sculptures, your art form itself is also ceramics. The word comes from the Greek keramos, "potter's earth."

Definitions of ceramic
  1. noun
    an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
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    rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
    adobe, adobe brick
    sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
    clinker, clinker brick
    a hard brick used as a paving stone
    brick made of fire clay; used for lining e.g. furnaces and chimneys
    cope, coping, header
    brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
    mud brick
    a brick made from baked mud
    type of:
    instrumentality, instrumentation
    an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  2. adjective
    of or relating to or made from a ceramic
    “a ceramic dish”
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