Pottery is the process of forming vessels and other objects with clay and other ceramic materials. Potters fire to give them a hard, durable form. Major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made by a potter is also called a pottery. To create a piece of these, the potter must form a ceramic/clay body into a specific object, whether by hand built or wheel thrown techniques, and then heat it at a high temperature in a kiln to remove water from the clay. The higher the maturing temperature of stoneware clay, the more durable and more water proof is the ware.