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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    Smile ceramic/pottery

    When twelve of her ceramic/pottery art pieces were chosen for the main theme of a U.S. calendar, Masako Den immediately won critical acclaim and became a collector's item.

    Are ceramic and pottery identical here? Thanks.

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    Re: ceramic/pottery

    Well, to me, a ceramic piece is made from a mold, either greenware or bisque, whereas pottery is made from clay that you have to mold or form into a shape.

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    Re: ceramic/pottery

    ceramic:
    "the production of objects by shaping pieces of clay which are then hardened by baking"

    pottery:
    "objects that are made out of clay by hand"

    I guess this is the gorge/ravine conundrum all over again.

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    Re: ceramic/pottery

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    ceramic:
    "the production of objects by shaping pieces of clay which are then hardened by baking"

    pottery:
    "objects that are made out of clay by hand"

    I guess this is the gorge/ravine conundrum all over again.
    How so?

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    Re: ceramic/pottery

    Thanks, Noego and Casiopea.
    In terms of your definitions, they seem a bit different, but I want to know your English gut/instinct--are they interchangeable?

    What do you mean by "this is the gorge/ravine conundrum all over again?"

    How so?= How is it so?=Why do you say so? Right?

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    Re: ceramic/pottery

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    How so?= How is it so?=Why do you say so? Right?
    How so meaning, how are our definitions different? (They read the same to me.) In other words, both sets of definitions appear to express the same thing--maybe my eyes deceive me. In ceramics there is a prefabricated mold; you don't make the mold yourself, whereas in pottery you have to make the mold yourself, by hand.

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    Re: ceramic/pottery

    Thanks, Casiopea.

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    Re: ceramic/pottery

    In ceramics there is a prefabricated mold; you don't make the mold yourself, whereas in pottery you have to make the mold yourself, by hand.
    Yes! I believe you've solved it!

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