Something made out of clay and baked in a kiln is a piece of pottery—and the craft of creating it is also pottery. You might make pottery in the arts and crafts tent at camp.

Anything made from clay that's been fired, or baked at a high temperature in a kiln, is pottery. Some pottery is made on a wheel that turns while the potter forms the shape of a bowl or vase. Other pottery is formed with hands or tools that shape the clay. In the 15th century, a pottery was a potter's shed or studio.

Definitions of pottery
  1. noun
    ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln
    synonyms: clayware
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    pottery that is veined and mottled to resemble agate
    pottery with a metallic sheen produced by adding metallic oxides to the glaze
    a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors; typically has a classical decoration in white on a blue background
    type of:
    ceramic ware
    utensils made from ceramic material
  2. noun
    the craft of making earthenware
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    type of:
    craft, trade
    the skilled practice of a practical occupation
  3. noun
    a workshop where clayware is made
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    type of:
    shop, workshop
    small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
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