This category is for sites about Ceramic Art and Pottery. It will contain sites for individual artists as well as those covering educational and infomational topics about the craft. Also included: non-commercial galleries, organizations, magazines, working potteries (those not selling products on-line), and resource sites.
Ceramics and ceramic art in the art world means artwork made out of clay bodies and fired into the hardened ceramic form. Some ceramic pieces are classified as fine art, while many others can be classified as one of the decorative, industrial or applied arts (the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use).
Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. In everyday usage the term is taken to encompass a wide range of ceramics, including earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The places where such wares are made are called potteries.