Varieties of Pottery
Some confusion exists regarding the different terms used in describing this
class of ware. The words earthenware, crockery, porcelain, pottery, and china
are used indiscriminately.
The term pottery is properly applied to anything made of clay and baked in
a kiln. The word earthenware is often used for the inferior grades of pottery,
distinguishing them from porcelain or china. Yellow earthenware is made of softer
paste and fired at a lower temperature than the white ware. It is cheaper but
Crockery is earthenware of any grade, especially kitchen utensils, made from
China or porcelain is vitreous ware, differing from earthenware in being more
or less translucent, and in its superior whiteness and hardness.
In this section of housewares is found:
Baking dishes; Pitchers; Casseroles; Jugs; Ramekins; Jars; Bean pots; Bowls; Teapots; Nappies.