Definition for ceramics (2 of 2)
Origin of ceramic
Examples from the Web for ceramics
The Daily Pic: James Hyde combines painting, ceramics and photography.
The photo's blues and oranges seem to echo some of the greatest Islamic ceramics.
I also love strolling around Chinatown to shop for things like ceramics.
To arrive at a technical reason for these differences in styles is to examine the theories governing the art of ceramics.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain|Arthur Hayden
My first two visits had been occasioned by official pilgrimages as a British Museum expert in ceramics.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
Any representative collection of ceramics will prove a veritable treasure house of suggestion to the student.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers|George J. Cox
How this lady came to acquire a taste for ceramics, it is not, in view of what heretics call China-mania, hard to imagine.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
The making of ceramics was developed to an art, as was the making of different types of glass.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for ceramics (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for ceramics (2 of 2)
Word Origin for ceramic
Word Origin and History for ceramics
1850, keramic, from Greek keramikos, from keramos "potter's clay, pottery, tiles," perhaps from a pre-Hellenic word. Watkins suggests possible connection with Latin cremare "to burn," but Klein's sources are firmly against this. Spelling influenced by French céramique (1806). Related: ceramist (1855). Ceramics is attested from 1857.