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[pot-uh-ree] /ˈpɒt ə ri/

noun, plural potteries.
ceramic ware, especially earthenware and stoneware.
the art or business of a ; ceramics.
a place where earthen or vessels are made.
noun (pl) -teries
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

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.”

the art of, was early practised among all nations. Various materials seem to have been employed by the potter. Earthenware is mentioned in connection with the history of Melchizedek (Gen. 14:18), of Abraham (18:4-8), of Rebekah (27:14), of Rachel (29:2, 3, 8, 10). The potter’s wheel is mentioned by Jeremiah (18:3). See also 1 Chr. 4:23; Ps. 2:9; Isa. 45:9; 64:8; Jer. 19:1; Lam. 4:2; Zech. 11:13; Rom. 9:21.


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