AskDefine | Define ceramics

Dictionary Definition

ceramics n : the art of making and decorating pottery

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  1. plural of ceramic
  2. the art or science of making ceramic objects
  3. ceramic objects as a group


ceramics objects as a group

Extensive Definition

Ceramics may refer to:
  • Ceramic, inorganic non-metallic materials whose formation is due to the action of heat
    • Pottery, ceramic ware made by potters
  • Ceramic art, artwork made out of clay
ceramics in Serbian: Керамика
ceramics in Chinese: 陶瓷

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abstract art, adobe, art, art form, artist, arts and crafts, arts of design, biscuit, bisque, bowl, brick, calligraphy, cave art, cement, ceramic ware, china, crock, crockery, decoration, design, designing, enamelware, engraving, etching, fine arts, firebrick, folk art, glass, graphic arts, jug, photography, plastic art, porcelain, pot, pottery, primitive art, refractory, sculpture, the arts, tile, tiling, urn, vase
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