pottery (Scope note)

The term should normally be used for vessels and lamps. Vessels which have mould-made or hand-made figural or vegetal attachments have both 'pottery' and 'terracotta' (or 'fired clay') entered as Materials. This term 'pottery' has been used interchangeably with 'earthenware'. For post-Medieval European collections, the term 'earthenware' is used instead of 'pottery'.