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Redware vs. Terracotta — What's the Difference?

Redware vs. Terracotta — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Redware and Terracotta

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Redware

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.

Terracotta

Terracotta, terra cotta, or terra-cotta (pronounced [ˌtɛrraˈkɔtta]; Italian: "baked earth", 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.

Redware

Earthenware made from clay containing a large amount of ferrous oxide, giving it a red color.

Terracotta

A hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction.

Redware

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

Ceramic wares made of this material.

Terracotta

A brownish orange.

Terracotta

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

Terracotta

A reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.

Terracotta

Of the colour of terracotta.

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