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What is the different between ceramic, earthenware and porcelain?

Ceramic is the general term for all products made of the same raw materials, a mixture of kaolin, feldspar and quartz. The name comes from keramos, the Greek word for potters.

Ceramic can be divided into earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The difference in the appearance of these ceramic materials is due to the different proportions of the raw materials in the mixture and in the different firing processes. On the website www.delftsaardewerk.nl you can find more information about the different ceramic materials.