- the, a district in central England famous for the manufacture of pottery and china. The towns comprising this district were combined in 1910 to form Stoke-on-Trent.
Origin of pottery
Examples from the Web for potteries
It just borders on the Potteries, and the population is heavy.Is He Popenjoy?
But would the atmosphere of the Potteries be damp enough to quench that flame?Personality in Literature
Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
Their potteries are not like ours, huge factories, but household things.An Ohio Woman in the Philippines
Emily Bronson Conger
The ware probably was made in other potteries of the region also.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins
We tooted our horn and honked up its western side to the Potteries.From Gretna Green to Land's End
Katharine Lee Bates
- the Potteries (sometimes functioning as singular) a region of W central England, in Staffordshire, in which the china and earthenware industries are concentrated
- articles, vessels, etc, made from earthenware and dried and baked in a kiln
- a place where such articles are made
- the craft or business of making such articles
Word Origin and History for potteries
late 15c., "a potter's workshop," from Old French poterie (13c.), from potier (see potter (n.)). Attested from 1727 as "the potter's art;" from 1785 as "potteryware."