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What Is The Difference Between Ceramic And Terracotta?

Ceramic and terracotta are both types of ceramic materials, but there are some differences between them.



Ceramics generally includes a wide variety of ceramic materials, including porcelain, earthenware, and glazed pottery.


Ceramics are made from clay that is fired at high temperatures to create a hard and durable mass. Ceramic objects are usually made from clay mixed with other materials such as metals and glass, and are often glazed to increase their resistance to water and scratches.





Terakota is a specific type of pottery that is made from intact clay that is often found in countries like Italy and Spain. This clay is carefully prepared and shaped into the desired shape before being fired in a kiln at low temperatures.


Terakota it has a much rougher and less smooth surface than other types of pottery and is usually unglazed. These properties give terracotta a specific rustic look and feel that makes it a popular choice for decorative and garden items.


In conclusion, pottery is a more general term that includes a wide variety of ceramic materials, while terracotta is a specific type of pottery that is made from intact clay and has specific rustic characteristics.

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