Ceramic is the generic term used for many inorganic, non-metallic materials and is used to describe utility and decorative objects (bowls, roof tiles, etc.). This is divided into e.g. earthenware, stoneware, but also porcelain, furthermore there are special masses.
The production of the various ceramics requires various techniques, such as ovens and firing temperature. Exemplary: Raku, anagama ovens...
Some examples of world famous centres of ceramics and porcelain manufacturing in Japan are Bizen, Hagi, Imari, Arita, and Kyoto.
On this page you will find some pieces that have been made in various centres.
Please also note the ceramics under the headings Ikebana and -tea way.