Ceramics are heat-resistant, nonmetallic, inorganic solids. They are (generally) made up of compounds formed from metallic and nonmetallic elements. Traditional ceramics are used in dishes, crockery, flowerpots, and roof and wall tiles.
The art of making clay pottery is as old as human civilization. This age-old tradition of making clay pottery still exists in our societies. It still possesses strong socio-cultural values in our livelihood. Despite of all influences of modernization and development, the potters of Kathmandu Valley still find their livelihood on their potter’s wheels.
Terracotta is a clay-like earthenware ceramic that can be either glazed or unglazed. In addition to being used for flower pots, terracotta is also often used for water and sewage pipes, bricks, and sculptures. The word “terracotta” comes from the Italian words for “baked earth.” Also, clay is the raw material, ceramic and pottery are generally the same thing, just semantics, but some would disagree on definitions, porcelain is high fired, terracotta or earthenware is generally low fired
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