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Ceramics & Porcelain

       Some internet sites use the terms interchangeably. Some FAQ sites even claim that the words mean the something. Some common characteristics is they are both are charming and somewhat fragile which is a good description of ceramic and porcelain collectibles. Although porcelain is a type of ceramic, the reverse is not true.
  • Ceramic = is a broad term that includes earthenware, bone ware, pottery, and, yes, porcelain. The word "ceramic" is derived from a Greek word that means "pottery," and describes any article made of natural clay and hardened by heat.
  • Porcelain = while ceramics have been around for thousands of years, porcelain is a comparatively new development. Porcelain is made from a fine clay that has a paste-like quality and is fired at high temperatures. Just from reviewing the descriptions, it becomes clear that porcelain is justly prized for its fine clay qualities.

NOTE:  all items on this website will be identified whether it is Ceramics or Porcelain in the description