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sstoneware - A buff, gray or brown clay which is mixed with other clays and ceramic materials to make a heavy, opaque, highly plastic clay body that is fired at a high temperature (above 1200 degrees F). It is in between earthenware and porcelain in its character. The term stoneware also refers to the clay body and objects made from it.


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see thumbnail to rightChina, Amphora (Ping) with Dragon Handles, early T'ang dynasty, about 618-700, ceramic, wheel-thrown stoneware with molded, modeled, and applied decoration and cream glaze, height 21 1/4 inches (53.98 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJapan, Kamakura period, 13th-14th century, Storage Jar, Tokoname ware, stoneware with ash glaze, 15 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches (diameter) (39.4 x 47.6 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art. See Japanese art.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAmerican, Northeast, Jar, 18th century, stoneware, 8 x 6 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftToshiko Takaezu (American, 1922-), Homage to Ko’olau Range, 1994-1995, stoneware, glaze, height 57 inches (144.78 cm), diameter 28 inches (71.12 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPeter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002), Big Missoula, 1995, stoneware, 41 x 30 x 29 inches (104.1 x 76.2 x 73.7 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftSara Radstone (English, 1955-), Untitled, 1987, stoneware, 12 x 13 x 5 inches (30.48 x 33.02 x 12.7 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

 

Also see ceramics, earthenware, lead glaze, porcelain, pug mill, and terra cotta.

 

 

 

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