Redware vs. Terracotta



A type of terracotta given a red colour by its concentration of ferrous oxide.


A hard red-brown unglazed earthenware, used for pottery and building construction.


Redware as a single word is a term for at least two types of pottery of the last few centuries, in Europe and North America. Red ware as two words is a term used for pottery, mostly by archaeologists, found in a very wide range of places.


A reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.


Of the colour of terracotta.


Terracotta, terra cotta, or terra-cotta (pronounced [ˌtɛrraˈkɔtta]; Italian: , from the Latin terra cocta), a type of earthenware, is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous. Terracotta is the term normally used for sculpture made in earthenware, and also for various practical uses including vessels (notably flower pots), water and waste water pipes, roofing tiles, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction.

‘baked earth’;

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