noun, plural pot·ter·ies.
Examples from the Web for pottery
This tea caddy is rather splendid Much of the pottery is gilded in 22 carat gold leaf.
The fork end was used to lift sticky sweetmeats out of pottery jars; the spoon end was used to scoop up the luscious syrup.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As it has come down to us “on the borders of pottery and textiles, the meander resembles a maze or labyrinth.”
FEED Projects has partnered with companies including Whole Foods Market, Barnes Noble, HSN, Disney, and Pottery Barn.
Recently, however, he had left his job to focus on pottery making.
You have reproduced my room there with hardly a change, save the pictures and the pottery.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
I could find no remains of masonry, nor any fragments of inscribed bricks, pottery, or sculptured alabaster.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon|Austen H. Layard
In others we find remains of pottery evidently manufactured on the spot in larger quantities than the village could use.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
A great advance in the manufacture of pottery was achieved during the Pyramid Age, when the potter's wheel was invented.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
A complete series of pottery belonging to this tomb is given in Pl.Five Years' Explorations at Thebes|George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Carnarvon
British Dictionary definitions for pottery
noun plural -teries
Word Origin for pottery
Word Origin and History for pottery
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."