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Rights: Image: Terracotta bricks and garden pot, Sailko, Creative Commons 3.0, Minton glazed Majolica tiles, Clem Rutter, Creative Commons 3.0 Published 7 February 2018 Size: 590 KB

Earthenware is one of many terms for on object made from clay that hardens at lower temperatures – usually between 1,000 to 1,150°C.

Earthenware is very porous and needs to be glazed to be food safe. Terracotta bricks and garden pots are common examples of earthenware. Minton majolica is a collectable glazed example.

Image: Terracotta bricks and garden pot, Sailko, Creative Commons 3.0, Minton glazed Majolica tiles, Clem Rutter, Creative Commons 3.0