Pottery is the ceramic material that maks up pottery wares,[1] o whilk major types include earthenware, staneware an porcelain. The place whaur sic wares is made is cried a piggery. Pottery an aa refers tae the airt or craft o a potter or the manufacture o pottery.

Potter at work, Jaura, India
A potter at wirk in Jaura, Madhya Pradesh, Indie.


  1. 'Pottery Science: materials, process and products.' Allen Dinsdale. Ellis Horwood Limited, 1986.

An amphora (plural: amphorae or amphoras) is a type o container o a characteristic shape an size.


Artés is a Spaingie toun in the province o Barcelona, Bages comarca (coonty), in Catalonie.

Asunción Ixtaltepec

Asunción Ixtaltepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico.

It is pairt o the Juchitán Destrict in the wast o the Istmo de Tehuantepec region.

The toun wis foondit in 1546.

The name means "White Muntain".

Atla, Rapla Coonty

Atla is a veelage in Juuru Pairish, Rapla Coonty, Estonie. It's locatit aboot 13 km (8 mi) northeast o the toon o Rapla, juist east o Juuru an 6 km (4 mi) northwast o Kaiu, bi the road nr 14 (Kose–Purila road). As o 2011 Census, the veelage's population wis 81.Atla Manor wis first mentioned as Groß-Attel in 1422 when it belangit to Hannes van Treyden. 16t–17t century the manor belangit tae the Dücker faimily. Efter the Great Northren War it wis awned bi the Maydells an the Helffreichs. Frae 1873 tae its dispossession in 1919 the Barlöwens livit thare. Nouadays a private pottery is locatit in the manor.

In Mairch 2011 the Oxford Sustainable Group notifee'd aboot a plan tae build a new 0.56 km² sustainable real estate development, ane o the leaders in Europe, cried "Oxford Park" intae Atla. The new development inteds tae provide energy, commercial, social, recreational an livin spaces for aroond 350 hoosehaulds an create up tae 600 jobs. As o Mey 2013 nae construction activity haes no yet been stairtit.

Deir al-Balah

Deir el-Balah or Dayr al-Balah (Arabic: دير البلح‎) is locatit in the central Gaza Strip an is the caipital or muhfaza (seat) o the Deir el-Balah Govrenorate. Accordin tae the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics, the ceety haed a population o 49,751 in mid-year 2006.Well-kent for its beaches an date palms, recent aircheological excavations uncovered a cemetery datin back tae the late Bronze Age filled wi pottery, tombs, bronze pots an a mosaic floor. Deir al-Balah an aw contains a monastery built bi St. Helena in 372 AD.


Delft is a ceety an municipality in the province o Sooth Holland (Zuid-Holland), the Netherlands. It is locatit in atween Rotterdam an The Hague.

Delft is primarily kent for its teepically Dutch toun centre (wi canals); an aa for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware), the Delft University o Technology, an its association wi the Dutch ryal faimily, the Hoose o Orange-Nassau.

Kampong Chhnang Province

Kampong Chhnang (Khmer: ខេត្តកំពង់ឆ្នាំង, IPA: [kɑmpɔːŋ cʰnaːŋ] "Port o Pottery") is a province (khaet) o Cambodie. It borders the provinces o Kampong Thom tae the north, Kampong Cham tae the east, Kandal an Kampong Speu tae the sooth, an Pursat tae the west. Its caipital an lairgest ceety is Kampong Chhnang.

Kampong Chhnang is the 15t lairgest province in Cambodia. Wi a population o 471,616, it ranks as the 13t lairgest in the naition. Kampong Chhnang is ane o the nine provinces that is pairt o the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. The province is famous for its clay pots.


Maputo, kent as Lourenço Marques afore unthirldom, is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Mozambique. It is kent as the Ceety o Acacias in reference tae acacia trees commonly foond alang its avenues an the Pearl o the Indie Ocean. It wis famous for the inscription "This is Portugal" on the walkwey o its municipal biggin. The day it is a port ceety on the Indie Ocean, wi its economy centred aroond the harbour. Accordin tae the 2007 census, the population is 1,766,184. Cotton, succar, chromite, sisal, copra, an hardwood are the chief exports. The ceety manufacturs cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, an rubber. The ceety is surroondit bi Maputo Province, but is admeenistered as its awn province.


Metepec is a ceety an municipality in the State o Mexico in Mexico an is locatit directly tae the east o the state caipital, Toluca, at a altitude o 2,635 metres abuin sea level. The centre o Mexico Ceety lees some 50 km further tae the east. The name Metepec comes frae Náhuatl meanin hill of the maguey plants. Housomeivver, it is kent in the Matlatzinca leid as "Nepinta-Tuhi" an an meanin 'fowk o corn land' an in the Otomi leid as "Ntaguada".

Middleport, Staffordshire

Middleport is a residential an industrial destrict o the toun o Burslem in the ceety o Stoke-on-Trent, England. Middleport lees tae the wast o Burslem, atween Burslem toun centre an the Newcastle-under-Lyme destrict o Porthill. Tae the north is Tunstall an tae the sooth Cobridge an Etruria. Middleport blurs intae Longport.

Middleport is primarily residential, wi distinctive Victorian terracit hooses. Housomeivver, it a wirkin industrial destrict an aw an conteens several potteries: rangin frae Middleport Pottery, the auldest wirkin Victorian pottery, awned an restored bi The Prince's Regeneration Trust, whaur Burleigh Pottery is made; tae the airt-driven Lorna Bailey; tae Steelite, a modren mass-production ceramics producer.

The Trent and Mersey Canal an a key path o the National Cycle Network run throu Middleport. The line o the canal throu the City of Stoke-on-Trent is a linear conservation aurie. Middleport conteens ane o the niation's richest stretches o canalside industrial heritage. Syne 1990 the canal aurie haes benefitit frae aroond £1m o Groundwork fundin, an £4m o Townscape Heritage fundin. Clarice Cliff's Newport Pottery, whaur she producit some o her maist famous wirk, wis adjacent tae the canal an a airtist-designed 12-fuit steel markerpost identifees the location.

Middleport is a aurie that is strategic tae the regeneration o the ceety, as it sits in the centre o a ring o imminent projects totallin aroond £250m: the Chatterley Valley scheme, the Etruria Valley scheme, the regeneration o Burslem toun centre, an a proposed major "pairk an ride" interchynge an business-pairk on the steid o the auld Shelton Bar steel rollin-mill.

Middleport pilotit a commonty wairden service in 2002 & 2003; as a result, creeme droppit bi 80 per cent. The service wis subsequently extendit athort Stoke-on-Trent an adoptit in ither ceeties.

Middleport features in several o the novels o Arnold Bennett, an the film version o his The Card wis filmit in Middleport wi Alec Guinness.

Middleport Park Bowling Club haes a naitional reputation an haes wan several naitional trophies.


Nabeul (Arabic: نابل‎, pronounced [ˈnɛːbil]; French: [naˈbøl]) is a coastal toun in northeastren Tunisie, on the sooth coast near tae the Cap Bon peninsula. It is locatit at aroond 36°27′N 10°44′E an is the caipital o the Nabeul Govrenorate. The ceety haes a population o 56,387 (2004 census).

A umwhile Roman colony, its name is an Arabised form o the Greek Neapolis 'new ceety' (an etymology it shares wi Naples, Nafplion, an Nablus).

It is a popular tourist destination an the main centre o the Tunisian pottery industry.

Puebla, Puebla

The ceety an municipality o Puebla (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈpweβla]) is the caipital o the state o Puebla, an ane o the five maist important colonial ceeties in Mexico. It is locatit tae the east o Mexico Ceety an wast o the port o Veracruz, on the main route atween the twa. The ceety wis foondit in 1531 in an aurie cawed Cuetlaxcoapan which means “where serpents change their skin.” This valley wis no populatit in the 16t century as in the pre-Hispanic period, this aurie wis primarily uised tae the “Flouer Wars” atween a number o populations. Due tae its history an airchitectural styles rangin frae Renaissance tae Mexican Baroque, the ceety wis named a Warld Heritage Steid in 1987. The ceety is an aa famous for mole poblano, chiles en nogada an Talavera pottery. Housomeivver, maist o its economy is based on industry.


Saarbrücken (German pronunciation: [zaːɐ̯ˈbʁʏkən]; French: Sarrebruck, IPA: [saʁbʁyk]) is the caipital o the state o Saarland in Germany. The ceety sits at the hert o a metropolitan aurie that boonds wastwards tae Dillingen an northeastwards tae Neunkirchen, in which maist o the fowk o the Saarland live.

Saarbrücken uised tae be the industrial an transport centre o a great coal basin. Production includit iron an steel, succar, beer, pottery, optical instruments, machinery, an construction materials. Housomeivver, ower the past decades the industrial importance o Saarland haes declined, as the minin industry haes become unprofitable.

Historic landmarks in the ceety include the stane bridge athort the Saar (1546), the Gothic kirk o St Arnual, the 18t century Saarbrücker Schloss (castle) an the auld pairt o the toun, the St. Johanner Markt. In 1815 Saarbrücken came unner Prussian control, and for twa periods in the 20t century (1919–35 an 1945–57) it became pairt o the Saar territory unner French administration. For this reason, coupled wi its proximity tae the French border, it retains a certain French influence.


Saatse (Seto: Satserina) is a veelage in Värska Pairish, Põlva Coonty in sootheastren Estonie. It haes a population o 89 (as o 2007).Saatse an its neebourin veelages (Kundruse, Litvina, Pattina, Perdaku, Saabolda, Samarina, Sesniki an Ulitina) are notable as pairt o Estonie that awtho no an enclave, afore 2008 wisna reachable bi road athoot passin throu Roushie territory for several hunder metres, through an area known as the Saatse Buit. In 2008 a new Matsuri–Sesniki road wis opened, makkin it possible tae reach the aurie athoot necessarily passin throu the Saatse Buit. This is housomeivver a 15–20 km detour if goin frae Värska.

Saatse wis earlier kent as Korki or Gorki. The present name Saatse haes been derived from a Roushie veelage name Zatšerenje that wis later turned intae Satseri an then Saatse. It's a aurie inhabitit bi Setos, who follae Orthodox tradeetions, an thare is a Seto museum. The museum is a subsidiar o the Seto Talumuuseum (Seto Ferm Museum) at Värska, wis foondit in 1974, an haes 20,000 exhibits includin collections o agricultural implements an machinery, fishin equipment, an pottery.The auldest biggins in the veelage are the Holy Paraskeva Orthodox Kirk. The current stane biggin replacit a firthen structur frae 1673 an wis constructit in 1801. It haed a 22 metre heich firthen belfry addit in 1839, an wis extendit in lenth in 1884.

San Bartolo Coyotepec

San Bartolo Coyotepec is a toun an municipality locatit in the centre o the Mexican state o Oaxaca. It is in the Centro Destrict o the Valles Centrales region aboot fifteen km sooth o the caipital o Oaxaca.The toun is best kent for its Barro negro pottery - black clay pottery. For hunders o years pottery haes been made here wi a gray matte feenish, but in the 1950s a technique wis devised tae give the pieces a shiny black feenish athoot pentin. This haes made the pottery far mair popular an collectable. The toun is hame tae the Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca (State Museum o Popular Airt o Oaxaca) which wis opened here in 2004, wi a lairge portion o its collection consistin o barro negro pottery. Thare is a barro negro mural on the recently opened Baseball Academy an aw.

Santa María Atzompa

Santa María Atzompa is a toun an municipality locatit in the Mexican state o Oaxaca, aboot five km frae the state caipital o Oaxaca.

It is pairt o the Centro Destrict in the Valles Centrales region. The toun wis foondit atween the 7t an 9t centuries as a satellite o the auncient Zapotec ceety o Monte Albán. Syne its foondin, pottery makkin haes been a major economic activity an the toun is currently kent for its green-glazit pottery. This pottery uised tae be shippit aw ower Mexico an exportit tae the Unitit States but the day maist o this pottery is sauld locally. Beginnin in 2009, thare haes been excavation at the Atzompa archeological steid, leadin tae the discovery o a 45-metre Mesoamerican baw court, which haes been determined tae hae been on the principal ane for Monte Alban. The day, the toun is rustic wi the smoke o firth-fired pottery kilns iver present. Poverty haes been a concern for the toun, but innovations sic as the uise o lead-free glazin an a communal crafts mercat hae been implementit tae impruive the craft's prospects.

Santa María Ecatepec

Santa María Ecatepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico.

It is pairt o the Yautepec Destrict in the east o the Sierra Sur Region.

The name "Ecatepec" means "muntain air".The municipality covers a aurie o 719.56 km² at a elevation o 1,840 metre abuin sea level in the Sierra Madre del Sur.

The climate is temperate humid.

Forests contain pine, aik, mahogany, cedar, esh, Tepehuaje, guanacastle an cuachipilin.

Fruit trees lik mango, sapodilla, mamey, sapodilla, oranger, lime, peach, peir, pumpkin, aipple, soursop an guava are grown.

Wildlife includes coyote, tod, puma, deer, squirrel, brock, armadillo, ocelot, lion, wouf, raccoon, opossum an boar. Thare mony species o birds.As o 2005, the municipality haed a tot population o 4,253, 515 o wham spak a indigenous leid.

Economic activities include agricultur (maize, sorghum, peanuts, beans, coffee an various fruits), ainimal husbandry, loggin, pottery an tannery.


Stoke-on-Trent (pronunciation ; aften abbreviatit tae Stoke) is a ceety in Staffordshire, Ingland, which forms a linear conurbation amaist 12 miles (19 km) lang, wi an aurie o 36 square miles (93 km2). Thegither wi the Borough o Newcastle-under-Lyme Stoke forms The Potteries Urban Aurie. This, thegither wi the rural Staffordshire Moorlands aurie, forms North Staffordshire, which in 2001, haed a population o 457,165.

The conurbation continues tae be polycentric, haein been formed bi the federation o sax oreeginally separate touns an numerous veelages in the early-20t century. The settlement frae which the federatit toun (no a ceety till 1925) teuk its name wis Stoke-upon-Trent, acause this wis whaur the admeenistration (an chief mainline railway station) wis locatit. Efter the union, Hanley emerged as the primary commercial centre in the ceety, despite the efforts o its rival, Burslem. The three ither component touns are Tunstall, Longton, an Fenton.

Stoke-on-Trent is considered tae be the hame o the pottery industry in Ingland an is commonly kent as The Potteries. Umwhile a primarily industrial conurbation, it is nou a centre for service industries an distribution centres.

Stoke City F.C.

Stoke City Football Club is a association fitbaw club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Ingland. Foondit in 1863, Stoke are the auldest club in the Premier League, an are considered tae be the seicont auldest professional fitbaw club in the warld, efter Notts County. They play in the Premier League efter winnin promotion in 2008, prior tae this Stoke haed no participatit in top flicht fitbaw for twintie ane years. Their first major trophy wis wan in the 1972 League Cup Final, when they beat Chelsea 2–1. The club hae wan the Fitbaa League Trophy on twa occasions, firstly in 1992 an maist recently in 2000. Their heichest league finish in the top diveesion is 4t in which they achieved this in the 1935–36 an 1946–47 seasons. They hae an aa competit in European fitbaw in 1972 an 1974.

Stoke play their hame fixtures at the Britannia Stadium, a 28,384 aw-seater stadium reduced tae 27,598 efter segregation. The stadium wis opened in 1997 they previously played at the Victoria Ground, which haed been their hame grund syne 1878. The club's nickname is The Potters efter the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent an their hame kit is a red an white vertically striped shirt wi white shorts an white socks.

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