Ask Difference

Pottery vs. Porcelain — What's the Difference?

Pottery vs. Porcelain — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pottery and Porcelain

ADVERTISEMENT

Compare with Definitions

Pottery

Ware, such as vases, pots, bowls, or plates, shaped from moist clay and hardened by heat.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

Porcelain () is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including a material like kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F). The strength, and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of pottery, arises mainly from vitrification and the formation of the mineral mullite within the body at these high temperatures.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

The craft or occupation of a potter.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

A hard, white, translucent ceramic made by firing a pure clay and then glazing it with variously colored fusible materials; china.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

The place where a potter works.
Jan 31, 2023
ADVERTISEMENT

Porcelain

An object made of this substance.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

Fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed.
The shelves were lined with pottery of all shapes and sizes.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

A hard white translucent ceramic, originally made by firing kaolin, quartz, and feldspar at high temperatures but now also inclusive of similar artificial materials; also often (figurative) such a material as a symbol of the fragility, elegance, etc. traditionally associated with porcelain goods.
Tableware and toilets are both made of porcelain.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

(countable) A potter's shop or workshop, where pottery is made.
I visited the old potteries and saw the pots being made.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

Syn of china: porcelain tableware.
He set the table with our porcelain and stemware.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

The potter's craft or art: making vessels from clay.
Bernard Leach was skilled at pottery.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

Syn of kaolin: the kind of clay traditionally used in China to manufacture porcelain.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

The vessels or ware made by potters; earthenware, glazed and baked.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

An object made of porcelain, (particularly) art objects or items of tableware.
The museum has an extensive collection of rare Chinese porcelains.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

The place where earthen vessels are made.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

Syn of cowrie.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

Ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

Syn of wampum: strings of shells, beads, etc. used as ornamentation or currency; the composite shells, beads, etc.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

The craft of making earthenware
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

A kind of pigeon with deep brown and off-white feathers.
Jan 31, 2023

Pottery

A workshop where clayware is made
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

Purslain.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; - called also China, or China ware.
Porcelain, by being pure, is apt to break.
Jan 31, 2023

Porcelain

Ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic
Jan 31, 2023

Share Your Discovery

Share via Social Media
Embed This Content
Embed Code
Share Directly via Messenger
Link
Previous Comparison
Actionable vs. Action
Next Comparison
Gangs vs. Mafia

Popular Comparisons

Featured Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

New Comparisons

Trending Terms